Chris Bennett: Philadelphia Museum of Art Purchase Award

Chris Bennett (Portland, OR) received his BFA from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN and his MFA in Photography from Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT.  Bennett founded and was the Executive Director of Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR, from 2002 to 2012 and served as its Gallery Director from 2012 to 2014. Bennett’s photographs have been shown widely, including in exhibitions at Camerawork Gallery, Froelick Gallery, Oregon Historical Society, and Pushdot Studio, all in Portland, OR; The City College of New York, New York, NY; INOVA, Milwaukee, WI; Kominek Gallery, Berlin, German; and Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ. He currently teaches at Newspace Center for Photography and Oregon College of Art and Craft, both in Portland, OR.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Purchase Award is awarded to Chris Bennett.