Paul Karabinis

Associate Professor of Photography and Art History

Paul Karabinis earned his MA in art history from Boston University and MFA in photography from the University of Florida. From 1982 until 2007, he served as director of University of North Florida's University Gallery. He has organized numerous exhibitions and authored several catalogs including Telling Stories: Contemporary Tableau Photography, Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art (1996) and History/Mystery: The Photographs of Jerry N. Uelsmann 1957-1993, Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida (1993). In 2005, a chapter in Maggie Taylor: Landscape of Dreams (Adobe Press) was devoted to his commentary on Taylor's digital collage. Karabinis also wrote the introduction to Jerry Uelsmann: Other Realities, a monograph published by Bullfinch Press in 2005. In 2006, he wrote the catalog essay and image commentaries for Sheltering Eye: Selections from the Prentice and Paul Sack Photography Collection, an exhibition organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville. In 2003, he received an Art Ventures Grant from the Community Foundation of Jacksonville to explore methods of producing digital negatives for use with historical photographic processes. Currently, his work features both camera-made and camera-less photographs rendered through a merging of digital, traditional, and historical photographic processes.