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About the Author
David T. Hanson was born and raised in Montana and for the past twenty-five years his art has been an exploration of the landscapes of Montana and the American West. He received a B.A. in English Literature from Stanford University in 1970, and then studied with and worked as an assistant to photographers Minor White (1973-74) and Frederick Sommer (1980-81). Hanson earned an M.F.A. in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design in 1983. A photographer, mixed-media installation artist, writer, and teacher, he has taught in the departments of Photography and Landscape Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design since 1983. He has received a number of awards for his work, including a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowships. His work has been in numerous museum exhibitions , including major shows at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Hanson's work is in the permanent collections of major museums throughout the world.