Photograph by Asya Fruman

Jason Francisco is an acclaimed artist, essayist, curator, and educator.  He is the author of Far from Zion: Jews, Diaspora, Memory (Stanford University Press, 2006), The Steerage and Alfred Stieglitz, co-authored with Anne McCauley (University of California Press, 2012), An Unfinished Memory (Galicia Jewish Museum, Kraków, 2014), as well as numerous photoworks, articles, reviews, and artist's books.  Widely exhibited nationally and internationally, he is the recipient of grants from the Fulbright Scholar Program, the Howard Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, and MiÄ™dzynarodowe Centrum Kultury, Kraków. 

At Emory University, Francisco is Associate Professor in photography studies in the Film and Media Studies department, an affiliated faculty member in the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts, an affiliated faculty member in the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, and Senior Faculty Fellow of the Emory University Center for Ethics.  At Stanford University, Francisco is a lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History (summers).  Born and raised in California, he was educated at Columbia University (B.A., Philosophy, 1989) and Stanford University (M.F.A., Photography, 1998), as well as Kings College London, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley.  He currently works from Atlanta, San Francisco, and Kraków.