About the Photographer
American, b. 1949
Born in Astoria, Queens in 1949, Edward West completed a BA in Art History at Lake Forest College (1971) and an MFA at the Rochester Institute of Technology (1973). West is currently a professor at the School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Previously he taught at the University of New Mexico and the University of Hawaii, and served as chair of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. West is represented in the portfolio Underware, published by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1976 to celebrate its centennial year; the portfolio includes photographs by the faculty of the school's Department of Photography and nine former visiting artists.