John Messinger works as a freelance photographer for The Wall Street Journal and teaches photography at the Ross School. His project, The Estate of Joseph A. Porter, will be published by Harper’s Books in 2013. His work has been exhibited by the McNeil Art Group, the Elaine Benson Gallery, and most recently, Boltax Gallery. His images have also appeared in the pages of The New York Times Magazine and The Boston Globe. John was awarded the Aaron Siskind Memorial Scholarship to attend the School of Visual Arts for a Master in Fine Arts, under the tutelage of Elinor Carucci. He also received a photojournalism and art history degree from Boston University’s College of Communication.
John Messinger is further exploring the creation of large-scale, site-specific, photographic tapestries that he began experimenting with one year ago. Each tapestry is composed of hundreds of individual rectangular 3.25 x 4.25 Fuji instant photographs created using a Polaroid Land Camera. As each instant photograph is a unique image, each final work is an original one of one.