MARK ZIMMERMAN
(405) 326-9438
zmanphotog@cox.net

Education

University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
Master of Fine Arts in Photography
Graduated, May 2011, GPA 4.0/4.0

University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma
Masters in Education
Graduated with honors on December 1999, GPA 4.0/4.0

University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Photographic Arts
Graduated December 1993, GPA 3.27/4.0

Exhibits
*MFA Thesis Exhibition, April 2011. MainSite Contemporary Art, Norman, Okla.
*Studio 8. Solo exhibit, April 30, 2010. Norman, Oklahoma.
*"Mix Tape: A Graduate Exhibition", February 2011. Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma.
*"Hot, Hard and Heavy: A Cast Metal Exhibition", October 2010. Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma.
*"96th Annual Art Students' Exhibition", April 2010. Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma. Received 2010 Excellence in Film and Video Award.
Received a $200 cash award.
*Inclusive MFA Graduate Exhibition, Nov. 2009. University of Oklahoma.
Two photographs and two sculptures exhibited.
*"iiWii Exhibition", Dec. 2009. Sonder Music, Norman, Okla.
Video projection exhibited
*Two photographs were accepted and displayed during the "Biting the Apple: Redefining Red: Exploring the Color of Eros" exhibition. June 2009.
* "Fresh Meat" exhibit, University of Oklahoma, Lightwell Gallery, August 2008
* Night Photography exhibit, University of Central Oklahoma, Woody Gaddis photography gallery, March 2008
*"Odd Thursday" photography exhibit, International Photography Hall of Fame, May 2004
*Solo exhibit, Coyote Coffee, Edmond, Oklahoma, 2002
*Faculty/Staff art shows, University of Central Oklahoma, 1994-1999
*New Mexico photography exhibits, University of Central Oklahoma and International Photography Hall of Fame, 1992-1997

Lectures
National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Museum: Lectured on 19th Century photography and equipment. 2010 Receive an honorarium of $300.

Published work
* World Wet Plate Collodion Photography Day 2009 Book- Two tintype photographs will appear on the cover and inside, September 2009.
* The Oklahoman, article, “One Bullet, One Frame- Pulitzer Prize Photographer,” March 2008
* St. Petersburg Times, photography, March 2, 2008
* LA Times, photograph, February, 23, 2008
* International Photography Hall of Fame journal, article, Pulitzer Prize winner Bob Jackson, Winter 2008
* USA Today, photograph, December, 2008
* Light Leaks Magazine (national), photograph, 2007
* "Women Bullriders Buck Tradition at Rodeo," LA TIMES, photographs, December 3, 2006
* The Edmond Sun, front page photograph, "Edmond girl donates hair," May 2006
"For the love of the sport," BANGKOK POST, photographs, October 19, 2006
* BOOK: The Contemporary Wet Plate Collodion Experience, 3 photographs, 2006.
* Yahoo's :The Spark", photograph, September 6, 2006
* The Tulsa World, 2 photographs, September 18, 2006
* Gov. of the State of Oklahoma's front page of web site, photograph, 2002 to present
* USA Today, photographs, July 2006
* Persimmon Hill Magazine, 3 photographs, Winter 2005
* NewsOK.com, fire photograph, Dec. 2005
* ABC News, fire photograph, Dec. 2005
* The Drudge Report, fire photograph, Dec. 2005
* Washingtonpost.com, fire photograph, Dec. 2005
* Yahoo News, fire photograph, Dec. 2005
* CNN.com, fire photograph, Dec. 2005
* CBS News, fire photograph, Dec. 2005
* Arkansas Democrat Gazette, fire photograph, Dec. 2005
* The Houston Chronicle, fire photograph, Dec. 2005
* The Dallas Morning News, photograph, May 2005
* BOOK: Oklahoma 24/7, photograph, 2004
* WEEKLY WORLD NEWS, photograph, Jan. 8, 2002
* MSNBC, WEEK IN PHOTOS, Jan. 2001
* NEWSWEEK, "Thousand Words," photograph, July 30, 2001

Academic Experience

August 2007-Present
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
Instructor of photography
* Teach 4 photography courses a semester to mass communication and art students.

January 2004-2007
OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY
Adjunct instructor of Photography
* Taught basic and advance digital photography courses for fine art photography students.

May 2004-July 2007
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
Director of Student Publications/Photography Instructor
* Teach two to three photography courses each semester.
* Adviser to a 16-person news and advertising student staff for The Vista, UCO's campus newspaper.
* Responsible for the day-to-day operations and budget of the newspaper.
* Direct advertising students with ad sales and design.
* Advise staff writers, sports writers, photographers and editors on newspaper production.
* Manager to an Administrator Secretary.

August 1994-May 2004
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
Adjunct Instructor of Photography/Computer Techniques
* Teach college students traditional and digital photography.
* Assign projects on various digital, darkroom, and camera techniques.

February 1994-March 2000
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
Director of Instructional Photography
* Manage student employees
* Instruct students with camera, darkroom, and studio techniques.
* Maintain b/w and color lab equipment.
* Order photography and high-end digital equipment for educational use.
* Sponsor of student photography club

Professional Experience
March 2000-May 2004
THE EDMOND SUN
Chief Photographer
* Manager of a 3-person photo staff for a daily newspaper.
* Photograph general news, sports, and advertising assignments.
* Scan and make adjustments of images on computers.
* Photograph assignments on deadline using Nikon digital cameras.
* Responsible for monthly photography budget.
* Design news and photo pages using QuarkXPress.
* Designed new logo for newspaper and marketing.
* Helped with photography and photo editing for a Texas newspaper during the space shuttle disaster.
* Work with editors to plan daily and weekly news budget.
* Website design.

August 1994-Present
FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHY
I have maintained a consistent and successful freelance photography business by shooting for local and national publications and private individuals.

College-level courses currently teaching or have taught
Large Format Photography
Electronic Photography
Photoshop for Journalists
Basic Photography
Basic Darkroom Procedures
Advertising Graphics
Business of Photography
Photo Special Projects
Polaroid Photography
Digital Photography
Advanced Digital Photography
News Photography
Documentary Photography

Academic Service
* iPad Academy 2011, University of Central Oklahoma- represented the Mass Communication Department- received a free iPad 2 to be used in 2011-2012 courses
* Symposium 2011, University of Central Oklahoma- collected student work for 2008 Liberal Arts Symposium
* Committee member for Mass Communication Curriculum changes, July 2011
* Hiring committee member of Mass Communication Photo Coordinator, July 2011
* Hiring committee member of Mass Communication Broadcasting instructor, July 2011
* Committee member for Mass Communication Curriculum changes, August 2010
* Adjunct Photo Arts Hiring Committee, August 2010
* Committee member for Mass Communication Curriculum changes, July 2010
* Symposium 2010, University of Central Oklahoma- collected student work for 2008 Liberal Arts Symposium
* Founder of the World Wet Plate Collodion Photography Day, May 12, 2009.
* Symposium 2008, University of Central Oklahoma- collected student work for 2008 Liberal Arts Symposium
* Chair of hiring committee for The Vista newspaper advisor job, May 2008
* Committee member for Mass Communication Curriculum changes, July 2008
* Organized International Photography Hall of Fame student exhibit, July 2008
* Team Leader- UCO graduation ceremonies, April 2008
* Photoshop CS3 Creative Tour, April 2008
* Tintype and photo history lecture, Chisholm Trail Corral, February, 2008
* "The Transformation" conference, The Oklahoman/NewsOk.com, January 2008
* International Photography Hall of Fame, local board member; 2006-Present
* International Photography Hall of Fame, Education committee member; 2007-Present
* Capture The Moment: Pulitzer Prize Photographs, committee member; July 2007
* UCO Student Photography Exhibit: coordinator, August 2007
* The Vista Alumni Photography Exhibit: organizer, May 2007
* Tintype History Research in Gambier, Ohio, Kenyon College, July 2007
* Wet-plate Collodion convention, Dundee, NY, July 2007
* Photography presentation, Metro Camera Club, June 11, 2007
* Webmaster, UCO Photography Blog, 2005-Present
* "Photoshop CS2 Creative Tour," March 6, 2007
* DJNF Summer Journalism Workshops for High School Students; professional photography advisor; June 2004

Grants and Fellowships
* Liberal Arts Grant- $3,000 for digital SLR video camera
* Oklahoma Visual Arts Association Fellowship Award, July 2011- $500
* Santa F Photographic Workshop Passionate Photographer Scholarship, July 2011- $1,000
* Oklahoma Visual Arts Association Workshop Grant, May 2011-$500
* Awarded $500 new faculty startup grant, May 2008

Honors & activities
* 2012 DaVinci Fellow
* Professional Staff Member of the Year, Liberal Arts College, 2005-2006
* Numerous first place photography awards from the Associated Press (AP) One Contest
* First place Best Photo CNHI National, 2002
* NPPA second place national for Photo Illustration, 2001
* Photo published as the "Thousand Words" double truck in Newsweek, 2001
* Oklahoma Associated Press Photo of the Month, 2000
* Graduated with Honors, 1999
* Outstanding Student Photographer, 1994
* Addy award, 1993
* Outstanding Service to Journalism Department Award, 1992
* President's and Dean's Honor Roll
* Member of Kappa Tau Alpha (journalism honor society; top 10 percent of class