Nathan Dean, photographer and physicist, became passionate about fine art photography after he retired from a career as a university professor, science dean, and vice president. Since then, his works have been acquired by collectors, published in national media, and exhibited in numerous invited solo and small-group shows. They have been accepted in over seventy juried shows and have won multiple awards. He has served Atlanta Celebrates Photography as a member of its Board and its Executive Committee, and he has been co-director of the art program at the Buckhead Library, including organization of the annual ACP show called PhotoBuckhead.

 

 

Solo Shows:

"Two Old Guys with Cameras," Buckhead Library, April-May 2023: two-artist show with Edward Garcia

"Odyssey," Vinings Public Library, Vinings, GA, July 2019: invited solo show of 22 images

"The Art of the Image," Restaurant Eugene, Atlanta, GA, October 2016: invited solo show of 22 images

"Images by Nathan Dean,"West Wing Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, August 2011: invited solo show of 21 images

 

Invited Shows:

Quinlan Arts Center, Gainesville, GA, March 2020: invited participant in small-group show, five images;

Quinlan Arts Center, Gainesville, GA, June 2018: invited participant in small-group show, five images

Artists Atelier, Atlanta, GA, January 2016: invited participant in small-group show, five images

Palm Beach Cultural Council Gallery, June 2012: invited participant in small-group show, seven images

110 East Gallery, Delray Beach, FL, April 2011: invited participant in small-group show, six images

 

Published works:

Black & White Magazine, Cellphone Photo Award, "Martini with a Twist" and "Rocky Beach," December 2023 issue

Gallerium Magazine, "Mountain Poppies." Fall 2022
Black & White Magazine, Portfolio Excellence Award, 4 images, August 2022 issue
Observica Magazine, "The Secret Keeper," Fall 2021

Black & White Magazine, Cellphone Photo Award, "Marrakesh Orchard," September 2020 issue

Black & White Magazine, Portfolio Excellence Award, 6 images, August 2018 issue

Black & White Magazine, Single Image Award, "Laundry Day in Kotor," May 2017 issue

Black & White Magazine, Portfolio Merit Award, 3 images, February 2016 issue

Black & White Magazine, Single Image Award, "Enigma," August 2015 issue
 

Prizes and Awards:

Atlanta Photography Group, "School's Out!": Third Prize in "Joy," June 2023

Atlanta Photo Salon, "Still Water," First Prize in PhotoBuckhead 2022 

Roswell Photographic Society, "Pas de Deux," Special Award in Annual Exhibition
October 2022

Click! Photo Festival, "Five Friends at the Pool", displayed 8'x16' on billboard as first place winner in "Writ Large," Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, NC, October 2018,

Knoxville Arts & Culture League, "Enigma," Best in Show in ”Photo Knoxville,”  June 2016

Atlanta Artists Center, "The Shell Seeker," First Prize in “Renewal,” January 2016

Atlanta Photography Group, "Enigma," First Prize in People’s Choice, “PushPin,” June 2015

Atlanta Artists Center, "On the Bridge," First Prize in “All Points of View,” May 2015

Grand Prix de la Decouverte, Paris, "Dubonnet," Juror’s Award of Merit, August 2012

Ocean Wave Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, "Dubonnet," Best Still Life in “Impressive Images,” August 2011

Numerous other awards

 

Other Significant Exhibitions:

Atlanta Airport Rotunda, “APG@ATL” show, September 2021, "Break Time"

Atlanta Airport Rotunda, “APG@ATL” show, September 2018, "On the Bridge"
Atlanta Airport Rotunda, “APG@ATL” show, September 2017, "Industrial Cathedral" and "Agribusiness Cathedral"

Atlanta Airport Rotunda, “APG@ATL” show, September 2016, "Enigma" and "Vision"

Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR, multiple shows

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, GA, multiple shows

New York Center for Photographic Arts, multiple shows

Minneapolis Center for Photography, multiple shows

1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Dunwoody Fine Arts Association, Dunwoody, GA

 

Personal Background:

Born in Johnson City, Tennessee

BS in Physics, University of North Carolina; PhD, Cambridge University, England

Academic and administrative career (Professor of Physics; Dean of Science, Vice Provost, Vice President) at major universities (Iowa State University,, University of Georgia, SUNY Binghamton, and Florida Atlantic University)

Studied photography with Jack Wild, Margo Pinkerton, and Arnold Zann