Ian Aleksander Adams
b. 1986, NYC, NY

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413-530-3634
ian@ianaleksanderadams.com
www.ianaleksanderadams.com

315 E. 31st Street
Savannah, GA 31401


Solo and Collaborative Shows

2009

Israel By Land and Being Inside at the JEA, Savannah, GA

2008

Being Inside, Savannah, GA
Israel By Land, Savannah, GA
Permanent Stick-It-Out-Ed-Ness with Elizabeth Heppenstall, Savannah, GA

2007

The Ironic Brand with Greta Ackerman, Savannah, GA

2006

Details, Savannah, GA



Group Shows

2009

Art for Art's Sake, Savannah, GA
One For The Row, Savannah, GA
Shop the M.O.P, Savannah, GA
SCAD Atlanta Scholarship Gala 2009, Atlanta, GA
The Extended Moment, Savannah, GA

2008

Savannah Scholarship Gala 2009, Savannah, GA
Potluck Concept, Savannah, GA
150x150x150, Atlanta, GA
Digital Graffiti, Alys Beach, FL
ADAA Gallery Event, New York, NY
Blow-Up, Boston, MA
Turn, Los Angeles, CA
Bicycle Art Charity Show, Savannah, GA
Atlanta Scholarship Gala, Atlanta, GA
Instant Gratification II Polaroid Show, Savannah, GA
"Is it possible to make a photograph of New Jersey …?", South Orange, NJ
A Million Little Pictures, San Fransisco, CA

2007

Prix De La Photographie Paris, Winners Exhibition, Paris, France
ASMP Image 07 Awards Exhibition, New York, NY
J. Caldwell Juried Exhibition, Savannah, GA
Silverworks, Savannah, GA
DMC Digital Art Show, Savannah, GA
A Scene Of Green, Savannah, GA
Instant Gratification Polaroid Show, Savannah, GA
Commercial Photography Conference, Imaging USA, San Antonio, TX
Student Leader Awards Banquet, Savannah, GA

2006

Family of Man 2007, traveling exhibition starting in Luxembourg
Dionysia Film Festival, Hartford, CT
Starland Video Expo II, Experimental Film Showcase, Savannah, GA
Green Frisbee Art Show, Savannah, GA
Foundations Studies Honors Show, Savannah, GA

2005

Selects Show, Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA
Graduating Class Selections, HMCP, Turners Falls, MA
Rebirth Renewal Recovery, Tsunami Relief Show, HMCP, Turners Falls, MA



Permanent Collections

2007

La Veracruzana/Martin Carrera, Northampton, MA

2005

Hallmark Museum of Contemporary Photography, Turners Falls, MA



Books

2009

Blowing Fog .01, Zine, Color Edition of 6, BW Edition of 6
Gray Days, Self Published

2008

Israel By Land, Self Published
Being Inside, Self Published
"Is it possible to make a photograph of New Jersey …?" Exhibition Catalog, Pierro Gallery

2007

Due South, Curated Book
PX3 Annual
Connecting Cultures, Internationally Curated Book

2006

Predator, Book on Arachnid Predators



Print Publication

2009

Artemis Literary Journal Promotional 2009
PDNedu Magazine, Spring

2008

Goedele Magazine, Belgium
Vulcan Literary Journal
JPG Magazine, Fresh, Issue 16
SCAD Fashion Haus, Lookbook
JPG Magazine, Bad News, Issue 14
SCAD Promotional Calender
CMYK Magazine Issue 40
JPG Magazine, Valentines

2007

SCAD Silverworks
JPG Magazine, Fashion, Issue 12
Urban Velo Bike Zine, Issue 3
SCAD Course Catalog
Murmur Magazine, March
Professional Photographer, March
CPI Newsletter, February
The South Magazine, February
CMYK Magazine Issue 37

2006

CMYK Magazine Issues 33-35
The South Magazine, December

2005

SPS, Student Workbook
HIP Promotional Materials

2005-08

District Newspaper



Web Publication

2009

Conscientious, Essay Feature
f-stop magazine, Issue 33, Group Show
Wassenaar Magazine, Issue 1, Book Review

2008

Entopic Group, Far Between, Group Show
CMYK Magazine, Featured Blog
f-stop magazine, Issue 30, Group Show
Where We’re From, Curated Website
Phirebrush.com, Issue 62, Featured
SCAD.edu, Featured Work
JPGMag.com, Blog Feature
FolioBrowser.com, APE Curated Promo
WeCantPaint.com, Blog, Featured Artist
Shoot! The Blog, Featured Artist
MyArtSpace.com, Featured Artist
Flakphoto.com, Featured Photograph
Gawker.com, Featured Artist
Jewcy.com, Featured Artist
Artreview.com, Featured Artist
Hijak.org, Japanese Co-op, Work Featured

2007

SCAD.edu, Featured Work
TheOnesWeLove.org, Curated Website
CMYKmag.com, Featured
SCADShorts.com, March
iprintfromhome.com, Artist Newsletter
Murketing.com, Article, Indie Branding

2005

Studentphoto.com, Feature and Mailing
Deviantart.com, Featured Work



Awards and Accolades

2009

The SPE Portfolio Scholarship, Savannah College of Art and Design
Honorable Mention, Travel/Landscape, PDNedu Student Photo Contest

2008

Finalist, Adobe Design Achievement Awards, Digital Photography
International Photography Awards, 7 Honorable Mentions in 6 Categories
Myshot 08, 3rd Place Greeting Card, Honorable Mention Calendar Design
CMYK Magazine Contest 40
Finalist, Best of College Photography

2007

International Photography Awards, 7 Honorable Mentions in 4 Categories
Photobloggies, Runner Up in Studio and Photojournalism Categories
J. Caldwell Jury Award
3rd Place Honor of Distinction in Still Life, Nominee in the Abstract, International Color Awards
First Place Food Photography, Third Place Fine Art Still Life, Px3 Awards, Paris
First Place, Front Page Layout, Society for Collegiate Journalism Awards
Best Pinhole Camera and Print Combination, HoP I
Finalist, Two Images, Best of College Photography
Honorable Mention, American Society of Media Photographers, Image 07 Awards
CMYK Magazine Contest 37

2006

International Photography Awards, 19 Honorable Mentions in 8 Categories
District Awarded 1st Place for Outstanding Achievement In the Journalistic Profession, General Photography, 4 Year Division A
Finalist, Best of Photography
CMYK Magazine Contest 33-35
Commercial Photographers International, Inaugural P3 Image Competition, Best in People Category. Honorable Mention in Products Category
Finalist, Best of College Photography
District Awarded 2nd Place, Photography, Large Division, Southern Regional Press Institute Awards

2005

Best New Photographer, SCAD Student Media
District Awarded 1st Place for Outstanding Achievement In the Journalistic Profession for General Photography in the Newspaper Contest, 4 Year Division B
Honorable Mention, Best of College Photography
International Photography Awards, 2 Honorable Mentions in 2 Categories
Fujifilm/SPS Student Photographer of the Week
Finalist, Photographer's Forum, Best of Photography
Combined Honors Scholarship, Savannah College of Art and Design
Finalist, Mac-On-Campus Student Photo Contest
Award of Excellence for Portrait Portfolio (Top 10% of Class), Hallmark Institute of Photography

2004

Finalist, Best of College Photography
Award for Academic Excellence in Photography, ARHS

2003

Award for Academic Excellence in Physics, ARHS



Education

2009

BFA, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA (Current Cumulative GPA 3.96)

2005

Professional Certificate, Hallmark Institute of Photography, Turners Falls, MA



Teaching Experience

2006-07

News and Event Photography Seminars for New Photographers, District, SCAD Newspaper

2005

Retouching and Digital Workflow Lecture, HIP Student Open House



Work Experience

2004-

Freelance Photographer, Self Employed. Everything from books, prints, and shows to weddings, commercial tabletop, social portraiture, and advertising. Promotions, webdesign, retouching, etc, and working on shoots alone or with several assistants.
Photographic Assistant. Assisting and digital teching jobs for clients

2006-07

Photo Editor, District, Savannah, GA. Primary Shooter and photo editor for SCAD Newspaper

2006

ShootDigital, New York, NY. Do-Anything Intern for high end digital studio, specializing in IT and Digital side of the business.
Official Photographer, Passages, Savannah, GA. Creating documentary and promotional photos for a team of artists.

2005-08

Photographer, District, Savannah, GA. Staff photographer for award winning student paper.

2005-07

Disc Jockey, SCAD Radio, Savannah, GA. Spinning music every week for at least two hours at SCAD Radio. Also helping with organization, events and promotions.

2004-06

Co-Owner, Viking Squid Studios. Selling art prints, buttons, and comic art at conventions and online. Writer and editor/producer for several comic art projects.

2003-05

Electrician’s Apprentice, Adams A+ Electric, Leverett, MA . Working on construction sites, running wires, making up outlets and fixtures, sorting shop, and bookkeeping for Richard Adams, Master Electrician.

2002-03

Research Interviewer, Field Marketing, Inc, Hadley, MA. Researcher for National Immunization Survey and the National Survey of Children’s Health being conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Promoted to Refusal Converter. Screened households and completed government surveys with respondents all over the United States.

2001

Amherst Computerworks, Amherst, MA. Computer Repair, Networking, and onsite work for the University of Massachusetts campus.



Other Experience

2007

Birthright Israel through Israel Outdoors

2005

Basecamp Leadership Retreat, Weekend leadership training for select SCAD Students
Digital Imaging Lab Co-Chair, Hallmark Institute of Photography, Student Open House

2003-04

Student Government, At-Large Officer
Academy of Music Animation Festivals, Northampton, MA. Organizer and MC.
ARHS Yearbook, Photography, Graphic Design, Production

2003

Germany Exchange, On scholarship through ARHS language program, 3 Weeks

2002

Japan Homestay Program, On scholarship through Experiment in International Living, 4 weeks

2001

A+ Computer Repair Course, Certified Computer Hardware Repair