Jonathan Blaustein is an artist, writer, and educator based in Taos, New Mexico. He has exhibited his work widely in galleries and museums the US, and in several festivals in Europe as well. His photographs reside in several important collections, including the Library of Congress, the State of New Mexico, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

In 2010, his conceptual photo series, "The Value of a Dollar," went viral on the Internet, and was seen by millions of people around the world.

Jonathan writes about photography for A Photo Editor and the New York Times Lens blog, and has taught at the University of New Mexico-Taos for many years.

Jonathan describes the type of photography he likes:

"I'm most interested in photography that shows me a person, place, thing, emotion, or a set of ideas I've never seen before, and does so in a manner that's visually fresh. With respect to landscape imagery, I'm most partial to pictures that are either strikingly visceral, powerfully political, or both. Some favorite landscape photographers include Richard Misrach, Edward Burtynsky, Emmet Gowin, Eugene Atget, and Susan Worsham. (Though I love her portraits too.)"

Websites: Jonathan Blaustein and A Photo Editor.

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