|Artist||Powell, Dan (American, b. 1950)|
|Title||Paris from Notre Dame|
|Date||1982 (printed 1985)|
|Technique||Gelatin silver print|
|Credit line||Varies-see individual records|
The 1981 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Emerging Artist Grant, the Society for Contemporary Photography in Kansas City, National Fellowship Award and the Polaroid Corporation Materials Grant are among the grants and fellowships Powell has received over the past twenty years. Some of his numerous solo exhibitions include the Sheldon Art Museum at the University of Nebraska, Moore College of Art Fine Art Gallery in Philadelphia and the Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, Washington. The Art Institute of Chicago, the Portland Museum of Art, the Sheldon Memorial Art Museum and the California Institute of the Arts include works by Powell in their permanent collections.
Associate professor of art at the University of Oregon, Powell teaches a full range of photography courses from Basic Photography to graduate level courses in photography. He maintains a simple philosophy for teaching: "everything is connected to everything else." His main interest in photography lies in revealing a "slice of presence within an ongoing process of transformation." Powell has been called as much a painter as a photographer by some critics because he likes to combine photography with marks that he, himself, has applied to the emulsion and/or the surface.