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About Joel Geffen

Photographer & Educator

My Story

Joel Geffen is a photographic artist who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

The majority of his work emphasizes digital processes. He also enjoys photographing with and producing digital prints from film, using both 35mm and medium format cameras. 

His art has been published by UnSung, Edible Portland, and Northwest Sportsman, and purchased for private and public collections.

Committed to helping others reach their fullest potential, he teaches, listens, and encourages students to reflect, practice, and grow–both in his college classrooms and in his private practice as a photographer and educator.  His life is dedicated to facilitating connection with the worlds in which we live, with one another, and with ourselves.

His art reflects inspirations from artists that include Brett Weston, Imogene Cunningham, Michael Kenna, Mark Rothko, and Priska Wettstein.  All express a sensitivity to form and feeling.  Joel’s images are meditations.  They seek to simultaneously express an appreciation for chance encounters with the beautiful and a respect for the ways that these can benefit us as a quiet and calming experiences where we might find solace from the difficulties of life.