Aaron Hardin (b. 1985) received his MFA from the Hartford Art School International Limited Residency Program in 2016 and is currently the Assistant Professor of Visual Communication at Union University. He also curates The Coalescence; a non-profit gallery utilizing vacant downtown shop fronts to show socially minded art works.

Hardin began his career as a photojournalist for The Jackson Sun in Jackson, Tennessee in 2009. His recent accomplishments include the Photolucida Critical Mass Award (2017), the Magnum Photography Fine Art Award (2016) and a Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Emerging Artist Award (2016).

For inquiries about commissions:

email: aaronhardinphoto@gmail.com

phone: 731.225.3023

 

Awards:

  • Critical Mass 2017 Top 50 (2017)

  • Magnum Photography Award - Winner of Fine Art Series (2016)

  • Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Emerging Artist Winner (2016)

  • Hartford Art School Merit Award (2015-2016)

  • Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors Awards: Individual Achievement/Body of Work Award (2010 & 2012)

  • Best of Gannett Awards: Digital Journalism Award (2011) and Finalist in Watchdog Journalism (2011)

Exhibitions:

  • "A Contemporary Reference of the Human Condition," Edition One Gallery - Santa Fe, NM (2018)

  • "Know South/No South," Atlanta Photography Group Gallery - Atlanta, GA (2018)

  • "ARENA," Baxter Street at Camera Club New York - New York, NY (2017), Galeria L at Universidad de La Habana - Havana, Cuba (2017)

  • "One Finger Off," Joseloff Gallery - Hartford, CT (2016)

  • "Dreams of Dogs," Kominek Gallery - Berlin, Germany (2015)

  • “At Home & Abroad,” Ned R. McWherter West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center - Jackson, Tennessee, USA (2012)

Publications:

  • The 13th Spring, self-published - 2017

  • Magnum Photography Awards 2016 Catalogue

  • Magenta Foundation Flash Forward 2016 Catalogue

Features:

  • LensCulture, "POWER" Juried Show - Sept. 2017

  • aPhotoEditor, "The Best Work I Saw at the NYT Portfolio Review" - June 2017

  • LensCulture, "Thy Neighbor: Searching for Reconciliation in Today’s America" - May 2017

  • BBC - In Pictures - July 2016

  • Lenscratch: The State Project: Tennessee 2016

  • Aint-Bad Magazine, "Jackson" - June 2015

  • Oxford American - Eyes on the South, "In Jackson" - July 2015