Readers' Showcase: Tom Goodman
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Readers' Showcase: Tom Goodman

Bundled, 2014, from the portfolio Scanned. Photo by Tom Goodman

First, where are you from and what's your history with photography?

I was born in Baltimore, MD, in 1948. After graduating from Wesleyan University in 1969 with honors in Art, I received an MFA from the University of New Mexico in Photography in 1974. In 1975 I was hired by the University of Texas at San Antonio to develop the photography program. Three years later I moved to Philadelphia to teach at the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts). I later taught art history at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. During this period I began Tom Goodman Inc., an agency representing photographers and digital illustrators for commercial assignments. I ceased photographing during this period.

In 2007 I began to photograph again for the first time in nearly 25 years and in 2009 I dissolved my corporation to devote myself full-time to photography.