BORN
February 17, 1939; New York, New York
Raised in Wanaque, New Jersey.
EDUCATION
BFA. Syracuse University, School of Art, 1961
MA. Syracuse University, School of Communications, 1968

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
1968 - 85
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology.
Resigned as full Professor to pursue photographic career.
1983 - 84
Visiting Professor, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
1986 - Present
Adjunct Professor, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.

SELECTED PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Albright College, Reading, PA
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Arco
Australian National Gallery, Canberra
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, ME
California Museum of Photography, San Diego
Canton Art Institute, OH
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
Chase Manhattan Bank, NY
Chicago Art Institute
Cleveland Art Museum
Cravath, Swaine and Moore, NY
Cray Research, Inc., Minneapolis
Debevoise, Plimpton, NY
Denver Art Museum
General Electric
George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
Graham Nash Collection, Los Angeles
Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Henry Art Gallery, Uniesiy of Washington, Seattle, WA
ITT Corporation
Kraft Corporation
Lincoln First Bank, Rochester, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Madison Art Center, WI
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, MA
Princeton University, NJ
Proskauer, Rose, NY
R.T. French Company, Rochester, NY
Rich Products; Buffalo, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA
Sheldon Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Smith College, Northampton, MA
Southeast Banking Association, Miami
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Zeit-Foto Co., Inc., Tokyo

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014
Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA, Picture Windows,
Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Beauty, Humor, Nature, Knowledge.
Janet Borden Gallery, New York, NY. Found Pfahls
2013
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln , NB. John Pfahl: Altered Landscapes.
2011
The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY. John Pfahl: Altered Landscapes.
2010
Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Métamorphoses de la Terre.
Janet Borden Gallery, New York, NY. Métamorphoses de la Terre.
2007
Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Scrolls.
Janet Borden Galley, New York, NY. Scrolls.
2006
Albin O. Kuhn Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD. Extreme Horticulture/Luminous River.
Ellen Curlee Gallery, St. Louis, MO. Smoke, Niagara Sublime, Luminous River.
2005

Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Luminous River.
Janet Borden Gallery, New York, NY. Luminous River.
2004
Joseph Bellows Gallery, LaJolla, CA. Waterfalls.
2003
Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY. Arcadia Revisited.

2002
Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI. Extreme Horticulture.
2001
Janet Borden Gallery, New York, NY. Extreme Horiculture.
2000
Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Extreme Horticulture.
1999
Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Permutations on the Picturesque.
Janet Borden Gallery, New York, NY. Niagara Sublime.
1998
New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, NY. Niagara Sublime.
1997
Cleveland Art Museum. Niagara Sublime.
Janet Borden, Inc., NY. Niagara Sublime.
ICP Midtown Gallery, New York, NY. Altered Landscapes.
Robert B. Menschel Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, i.
1995
Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
Galerie Agathe Gaillard, Paris, France.
1992.
Janet Borden, Inc., New York. Waterfalls.
1990
Janet Borden, Inc., New York. Smoke.
The Photographer's Gallery, Palo Alto,CA. Ironic Pictorialism.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. A Distanced Land: The Photographs of John Pfahl. Also travelled to The Art Institute of Chicago; The High Museum, Atlanta; The Friends of Photography, San Francisco; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
1988
Buscaglia-Castellani Art Gallery of Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY. Power Places.
Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, West Germany. John Pfahl, Altered Landscapes.
Visual Studies Workshop Gallery, Rochester, NY. Arcadia Revisited: Niagara River and Falls from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. Traveled in 1989-90.
1987
Edwynn Houk Gallery, Chicago. John Pfahl: Color Work.
International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, Power Places.
1986
Anderson Gallery, School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. John Pfahl: Photography from Three Series.
Buscaglia-Castellani Art Gallery of Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY. Niagara River and Falls: A Contemporary View.
Jones Troyer Gallery, Washington, D.C. Missile/Glyphs.
Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Missile/Glyphs.
1985
Media Center Gallery, Webster University, St.Louis, Missouri. John
Pfahl Photography,
1984
Center for Contemporary Photography, Santa Fe, New Mexico
John Pfahl: Nineteenth Century Video Landscapes.
Jones Troyer Gallery, Washington, D.C., Two Portfolios: Altered
Landscapes and Power Places.
La Jolla Museum Of Contemporary Arts, CA, John Pfahl: Power Places.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Power Places.
University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, Power Places.
1983
Adriana Milla Gallery, Milan, Italy, Paesaggi alterati.
Freidus/Ordover Gallery, NY, Power Places.
The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, Power Places
1982
Film-in-the-Cities Gallery, St.Paul, Picture Windows.
Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
1981
The Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA, Color Photography by John Pfahl.
Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Picture Windows.
1980
Robert Freidus Gallery, New York, John Pfahl: Picture Windows.
Visual Studies Workshop Gallery, Rochester, NY, John Pfahl: Picture Windows.
1979
Robert Freidus Gallery, New York, John Pfahl: Recent Photographs.
1978
Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Altered Landscapes.
Phoenix Art Museum, John Pfahl Photographs.
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey, John Pfahl: Photographs of Altered Landscapes.
Robert Freidus Gallery, New York, John Pfahl: Photographs of Altered Landscapes.
1976
Visual Studies Workshop Gallery, Rochester, NY, Altered Landscapes.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA. Human/Nature:Photographers Constructing
the Natural World.
2014

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Anselm Kiefer: Beyond Landscape.
Musée de Beaux Arts; Bordeaux, France. Photography of the American West.
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. California Landscape into Abstraction.
Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX. Altering Space.
2013
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Looking Out and Looking In: A Selection of Contemporary Photography.
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI. Color Rush: 75 Years of Color Photography in America.
Michelle Chomette Gallery, Paris, France. Les Belles Endormies/Sleeping Beauties: Photographs from the 1970's and 1980's.
Smithsonian America Art Museum, Washington, DC. A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian Art Museum.
Ellen Curlee Gallery, St. Louis, MO. Grounded: Photography and Our Contemporay Environment.
Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebrasks, Lincoln, NE. Encounters, Photography from the Sheldon Museum of Art.
2012
John Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA. In Focus: Picturing Landscape.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-garde
in the 1970s.
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA. Soapbox!: The Audience Speaks.
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. America in View: Landscape Photography 1896 to Now.
Frac Aquitaine, Bordeau, France. Le Corps a l'oeuvre.
2011
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV, The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing
Environment
.
2010
Cincinati Art Museum, Cincinati, OH. Starburst: Color Photogaphy in America 1970-1980,
Princeton At Museum, Princeton, NJ. Starburst: Color Photogaphy in America 1970-1980.
University at Buffalo Art Galleries, Buffalo, NY. Artpark 1974-1984.
2007
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA. Rebels & Revelers: Experimental Decades 1970s-1980s.
William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. Landscape: Fact and Fiction.
Syracuse University Lubin House, New York, NY. Digital Transformations.
2006
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA. In Focus: 75 Years of Collecting American Photography.
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC. The Altered Landscape: The Carol Franc Buck Collection.
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Ontario. Imaging a Shattering Earth: Contemporary Photography and the Environmental Debate.
2005
Gallery Luisoti, Bermagot Station, Santo Monica, CA, Tree.
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tempe, AZ. Boxed Sets.
Centre Culturel of Saint-Georges-sur-Meuse, Belgium. Infiltrations #8-11.
Fotosphere Gallery, New York, NY. Time; Collotype Printing for Fine Art Photography
2004
George Eastman House, Rochester, NY. Site Seeing: Photographic Excursions in Tourism.
Senior and Shopmaker Gallery, New York, NY. Permutations on the Picturesque.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. In Focus.
Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Outside/In.
Centre culturel des Carmes, Langon, France. L'ephemere.
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Faces, Places, Traces: New Acquisitions to the Photographs Collection.
Palais du Tau, Reims, France. Monumental-Anachronisms.
Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, BC. The Altered Landscape.
Fotographie Forum International, Frankfurt, Germany. Relating to Photography.
2003
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas. Marks in Place.

2002
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. New Acquisitions.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA. Recent Acquisitions.
Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan. Go On Being, Our Blue Star!
2001
Cummer Museum of Art, Jacksonville, FL. The Swamp: on the Edge of Eden.
2000
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA. i.
1999
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Landscape at the Millenium.
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT. Playing Off Time.
Houghton House Gallery, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY.
Decompositions, (with Davis Weiss, poet).

1998
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Measure of Nature: Photographs from the Permanent Collection.
1997
Fleming Museum, Burlington, VT. Sublime Terrain: American Color Landscape Photography.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. The Big Picture.
1996
Whitney Museum of American Art, NY. Perpetual Mirage.
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA. Picturing the South.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA. Crossing the Frontier.
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO. The Real West.
1995
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO. An American Century of Photography: The Hallmark Photographic Collection.
Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA. From Icon to Irony: German and American Industrial Photography.
1994
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. After Art: Rethinking 150 Years of Photography.
1993
International Center of Photography Midtown, New York, NY. Commodity Image.
1992
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Between Home and Heaven: Contemporary American Landscape Photography. (Travelling exhibition).
1992
Michener Musuem, Doylestown, PA, Changing Visions of the American Landscape: From Ansel Adams to Robert Adams. (Traveling exhibition).
1991
Robert B. Menschel Photography Gallery, Syracuse University, NY
Organized by Lightwork, Time Bomb.
1990
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, Money Matters: A Critical look at Bank Architecture.
International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY,
The New American Pastoral: Landscape Photography in the Age of Questioning.
Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza, New York,
The (Un)Making of Nature.
IV Fotobienal, Vigo, Spain, Documentalismo Social Contemporaneo.
1989
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, Decade by Decade: Twentieth Century American Photography from the Collection of the Center for Creative Photography.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: One Hundred Fifty Years of Photography.
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, The Unconventional Landscape.
The University of Hawaii Art Gallery,Honolulu, Hawaii, Symbol and Surrogate: The Picture Within.
1988
Queens Museum, Flushing, NY, Photography and Art: Interaction Since 1945.
1987
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, Visual Paradox:Truth and Fiction in the Photographic Vision.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Photography and Art: Interaction Since 1945.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Photographs Beget Photographs.
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Von Landschaftsbild zur Spurensicherung.
1986
Bruno Facchetti Gallery, New York, Acceptable Entertainment.
International Center of Photography, New York, Views and Visions: Recent American Landscape Photography.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Photography: A Facet of Modernism.
1985
The Barbican Gallery, London, American Images, 1945-80.
International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY,
Images of Excellence.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Photographs from the Museum's Collection.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, New Color/New Work: Photographic Essays.
Pratt Manhattan Center Gallery, New York, Illuminating Color: Four Approaches in Contemporary Painting and Photography.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Extending the Perimeters of Twentieth Century Photography.
1984
Brooklyn Museum, New York, Color in the Summer.
Caves Sainte Croix, Metz, France, Construire les paysages de la photographie.
International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY,
Rochester, An American Center of Photography:1827 – 1984.
1983
Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, Photographes et paysages, XIX-XXeme siecles.
Robert Freidus Gallery, New York, NY, The Television Show: Video Photographs.
Tampa Museum, Florida, Photography in America; 1910-1983.
1982
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Color as a Form: A History of Color Photography.
Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA, Dyed Images:Recent work in Dye Transfer.
Slusser Gallery, School of Art, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Fugitive Color.
1981
Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA, Contemporary Color Photography.
Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, The New Color: A Decade of Color Photography.
Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Three Photographers: Barboza, Callis, Pfahl.
New York Public Library, American Photographers and the National Parks.
1980
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, Reasoned Space.
De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, Photography: Recent Directions.
Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Cologne, Zeitgenossiche Amerikanische Farbphotographie.
Spectrum Photogalerie, Kunstmuseum Hanover, West Germany, Aspekte Americanischer Farbfotografie.
Young-Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Pfahl, Josephson, Divola, Heinecken.
1979
Art Institute of Chicago, American Photography in the 70's.
California State University, Fullerton, Art Gallery, Object, Illusion, Reality.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Fabricated to be Photographed.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA, Attitudes: Photography in the 70's.
Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, John Divola,James Henkel, Bart Parker, John Pfahl.
1978
Friends of Photography Gallery, Carmel, CA, Group Show: Color Photographs.
1977
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, Upstate Color; Michael Bishop, Phil Block,
John Pfahl.
1976
Centre Culturel American, Paris, Photographie: Rochester, NY.
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Photo/Synthesis.
1971
International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, 60's Continuum.

AWARDS AND HONORS
2009
Society for Photographic Education Conference, Dallas, TX. Honored Educator of the Year.
1990
National Endowment of the Arts, Photographer's Fellowship.
Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Niagara University, NY.
1979
New York State Creative Artists Program Service (CAPS), Photography Grant.
1977
National Endowment of the Arts, Photographer's Fellowship.
1975
New York State Creative Artists Program Service (CAPS), Photography Grant.

MONOGRAPHS AND PORTFOLIOS
2003
Extreme Horticulture. Essay by Rebecca Solnit, London: Frances Lincoln, Ltd.
(Also published in Germany as Das andere Eden by Gerstenberg Verlag).
2000
Waterfall. Essay by Deborah Tall. Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press.
1997
Permutations on the Picturesque. Essay by Gary Hesse, Syracuse, NY: Lightwork.
1990
A Distanced Land: Photographs of John Pfahl. Essay by Estelle Jussim, with series introduction by Cheryl Brutvan. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press in association with the Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo.
1988
Arcadia Revisited: Niagara River and Falls from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario.
Essay by Estelle Jussim and Anthony Bannon. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press and the Buscaglia-Castellani Art Gallery of Niagara University.
1987
Picture Windows. Introduction by Edward Bryant. Boston: New York Graphic Society; Little, Brown Company.
1982
Altered Landscapes The Photographs of John Pfahl. Portfolio of forty-eight dye transfer prints in an edition of one hundred. New York: RFG Publishing, Inc.
1981
Altered Landscapes: The Photographs of John Pfahl. Introduction by Peter Bunnell. Carmel: The Friends of Photography in association with the Robert Freidus Gallery.
1980
John Pfahl: Altered Landscapes. Portfolio of ten dye transfer prints in an edition of twenty-four. Essay by William B. Parker. Sun Valley, Idaho: Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities.