Jason Tannen is a photographer, gallery curator and educator. He has exhibited his works widely in the United States and internationally, with recent exhibitions in Sacramento, New York, San Francisco, Portland, OR, Rome, Italy and Budapest, Hungary.

From 1998 to 2014, he directed the University Art Gallery at California State University, Chico, where he also taught Gallery Production, Film Studies, and the History of Photography.

Tannen is represented in many public collections, including the Chicago Art Institute, the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, General Hospital Acute Care Building, San Francisco, the Library of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

He received his MFA in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his BFA from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA.



My Film Noir–inspired photographs were shot on Kodak Tri–X film with a 1975–era Olympus OM2 35mm camera. The film negatives were scanned for contemporary archival pigment prints.