About the Artist
Jonathan Blaustein is an artist, writer, editor, and freelance journalist based in Taos, New Mexico.
He received his MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, in 2004, where he also studied Art History and Conceptual Art.
Jonathan's work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums, and is held in prominent collections, including the Library of Congress, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the State of New Mexico.
He wrote for the New York Times Lens Blog for six years, and was a weekly columnist at A Photo Editor from 2011-23.
Previous online bylines include The New Yorker, Vice, Hyperallergic, The Washington Post, and HuffPost.
As an educator, Jonathan taught at UNM-Taos for 12 years, including as Interim Chair of the Fine Arts Department in 2015-16. He also taught at-risk teens for a decade, in a pilot program for the college.
Along with his wife, Jessie Kaufman, he ran the Antidote Photo Retreat from 2017-22.
Jonathan's first monograph, "Extinction Party," was published in 2020, and chosen as one of the books of the year by BuzzFeed News.
He currently edits photography books for private clients, and publishes Sunshine and Olly, a lifestyle and culture blog based in Taos.