Allan Barnes

Artist Resume

Professional Experience
Teacher / Lecturer

Presently teaching Digital and Analog Photography at Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica CA, 2007 – 2010 Digital Photography Instructor Art Institute of California Hollywood

Courses taught: Digital Photography, Large Format Photography.

2004 – 2006 Adjunct Professor of Photography, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI.

2000 – 2001 Adjunct Professor of Photography, University of Michigan-Flint.

Editorial / Fine Art Photographer

1998 Present Operated photography studio / location business in the Metropolitan Detroit area. Clients included: New York Times, Detroit Free Press, Metropolis, Spin, Bob as well as private commissions.

Staff Photographer

September 1996 – October 1997 Latte Publishing, Tamuning Guam

Editorial and advertising photography for a monthly lifestyle magazine, various industry / trade publications, and Artworld Advertising, an in-house agency.

Additional skills

Fluent in Spanish

Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and word processing programs with a Mac platform.

Taught English as a foreign language, Mexico City, 1997-1998

Restored three vintage houses, Detroit 1991 – 1995, 1999 – 2001 and 2004 – 2006


Single Subject Secondary Credential (Spanish / Photography), CSULA 2008

Master of Arts, Visual Communication, Ohio University 1989

Bachelor of Arts, Spanish Wayne State University 1985



Century Surfing: (Group Show), Lois Lambert Gallery, Santa Monica CA, November 2011

Allan Barnes: Tintypes, POVevolving Gallery, Los Angeles CA, October 2011

Altprocesses Show, Soho Gallery, New York, September 2010

Photography through spaces and time, Alley Culture, Detroit MI, April 2010

Tintypes, Julie Ricco Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, August 2009

Digital LA, Rowan Building, Los Angeles CA 2008 – 2009

2 Photographers, POVevolving Gallery, Los Angeles CA, October 2008

Alternative Processes, Julia Dean Studios, Venice CA, August 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Downtown Artists Grand Winners Exhibition, Dangerous Curve, Los Angeles CA, August 2007

Cabaret Orphee, Zeitgeist Gallery, Detroit MI, December 2006

Urban Explorers (Group Show), 555 Gallery, Detroit MI, March 2006

Polaroids ( Solo Show), Padded Cell, Royal Oak MI, January 2002

Group of 5 (Detroit Focus 2000), Maniscalco Gallery, Detroit MI, October 2000

Seven Days in Chiapas (Solo Show), Casa de Unidad, Detroit MI, April 1999

Photo Annual medal winner, Scarab Club, Detroit MI, 1998, 1995, 2006