• Following the Box on NPR

    Following the Box was recently featured on NPR San Francisco:
    Following the Box

  • Fulbright!

    Working under a Fulbright grant awarded in 2013, artist Jerri Zbiral and I went to India to research an anonymous collection of photographs made in that country by a still-unknown American serviceman towards the end of WWII. We were based in Kolkata for 5 months, where we collaborated with Indian artists in several mediums to use the historic images as inspiration for the creation of new works. Learn more about this all-consuming project here: Following the Box

    The website also provides links to the 30+ articles written about the project; views of the resulting exhibit; a trailer to the documentary film; all 127 photos; blogs chronicling our experience.

  • Review of 'Out in the Cold'

    A review of my work in an exhibit at the Chicago Photography Collective's gallery, published in NewCity by Michael Weinstein:

    Turn to Alan Teller’s dense and involving color abstractions of shards of ice amid bare twigs, dead leaves, and brown grass at the Ryerson Conservation Area near Deerfield, and you will find some redemption for all of the slips and stumbles of outrageous winter. Never does photography perform its office of alerting us to what we overlook around us as when we are too distressed and distracted to step back and see when we are there.

  • Interview

    In conjunction with Evanston Library installation of Adlai's Woods exhibit:
    Off the Shelf interview


    Photography Since the Millennium
    Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany, IN.
    Oct 2015 - January 2016
    Catalog: Photography Since the Millennium

    Chicago Jazz: A Photographers View
    Juried exhibition at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.
    University of Chicago, Chicago.
    September – October 2015.

    Following the Box
    Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts, New Delhi, India.
    January 2016. Original installation at Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata, India. February - March 2015. Curator and participating artist.

    Photograph as Object
    Schneider Gallery, 230 W. Superior, Chicago
    Nov. 4 - Dec. 31, 2011
    Featuring a selection of photographic constructions made with Jerri Zbiral, inspired by a box of anonymous photographs from India 1945 and by our trip to that remarkable country. Click on Constructed Pieces to see this series.

    Go Do Good
    Chicago Photography Collective, 108 N. State, Chicago
    July 7 – October 1, 2011
    In conjunction with the Loop Alliance's initiative, inspired by Kay Rosen's text art, a group of CPC photographers focused on on-profit groups with which we are involved. I first exhibited 6 pieces based on my work with the Expanding Lives program that brings promising young women from Niger to Chicago. I then showed 3 pieces made in conjunction with the Kovler Center for Victims of Torture. The series explored issues of representation--the first set featured people who were able to present a public face. The second set highlighted that victims of abuse are all around us, yet we often cannot see their faces.

    Chicago Photography Collective, 108 N. State, Chicago
    May 5–27, 2011
    The first show in our new space. I have 3 photos from India on display.

    The Environment
    Chicago Photography Collective, 29 E. Madison, Chicago
    October 7 - October 31, 2010
    I am one of 2 featured photographers and have 14 images on exhibit.
    Preview the catalogue here: www.blurb.com/books/1597278.
    I have 9 images represented, including once again the rear cover.

    Adlai's Woods
    Independence Grove Visitor Center, Libertyville, IL
    July 2 - September 30, 2010

    The Salon Show
    Chicago Photography Collective, 29 E. Madison, Chicago
    September 2 - October 2, 2010
    One of my large-scale industrial images is included in this members' show: Henry Ford II Memorial Bridge, Calumet
    Here is the link to the catalogue; my image is featured on the rear cover: Salon Show Catalogue

    The Food Show
    Chicago Photography Collective, 29 E. Madison, Chicago
    August 5 - August 28, 2010
    Four of my early (1965) works from England are included.
    The Chicago Photography Collective published a small book to accompany the show.www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1466165