Visual Arts

Artists Seen: Bruce Jackson

by / Feb. 17, 2016 12am EST



Bruce Jackson is a writer, photographer, folklorist, documentary filmmaker, and educator. He was born in Brooklyn and received a BA from Rutgers University in 1960 and an MA from Indiana University’s School of Letters in 1962. From 1963 through 1967 he was a Junior Fellow in Harvard University’s Society of Fellows. He began teaching in the English Department at UB in 1967 and was named a Distinguished Professor in 1990. He is the recipient of a 1971 Guggenheim Fellowship and numerous international awards, grants, and fellowships. Jackson’s photographs have been widely published and exhibited. For more information on his work, visit

“Artists Seen: Photographs of Artists in the 21st Century” is an ongoing project by photographer David Moog in partnership with the Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State. Moog has set out to make portraits of every self-identified working artist and arts professional in Western New York. To be included in the project, call David Moog directly at 716-472-6721 or contact the center at 716-878-4131. Artists working in all media are welcome; visit for more information.