Steven  D. Foster is a celebrated photographer who worked briefly in Georgia during the 1970s. Born in 1945, he became interested in photography at age ten and later studied it at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and at the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. In 1972 he earned his MFA degree in photography from the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque.

Metal

Between 1972 and 1975 Foster was a professor of photography at Georgia State University in Atlanta. In 1973 he cofounded Nexus (later the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center), an artists’ cooperative gallery, and completed two photography projects: Traces and Emergence Series. His Georgia Woods Series followed in 1974, and Atlanta City Series in 1975.

In  1975 Foster accepted a position as professor of photography at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. He retired from teaching in 2007 and moved the following year to Canandaigua, New York, where he continues to work as a photographer. He has exhibited his photography in museums and galleries across the country, including the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Multiple Exposure of City
Multiple Exposure of City

Courtesy of Georgia Council for the Arts.

Foster’s photographs Metal, Multiple Exposure of City, and Ripped Canvas are part of Georgia’s State Art Collection.

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Ripped Canvas

Ripped Canvas

Ripped Canvas (date unknown) by Steven D. Foster is part of Georgia's State Art Collection. Photograph, 6 1/2 x 8 inches

Courtesy of Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia's State Art Collection.

Multiple Exposure of City

Multiple Exposure of City

Multiple Exposure of City (date unknown) by Steven D. Foster is part of Georgia's State Art Collection. Photograph, 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

Courtesy of Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia's State Art Collection.

Metal

Metal

Metal (date unknown) by Steven D. Foster is part of Georgia's State Art Collection. Photograph, 11 x 14 inches 

Courtesy of Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia's State Art Collection.