Visual Arts Past Faculty
Allan Macintyre’s photographs deal primarily with the natural world, with a focus on volcanology, magnetism, and marine biology. He has worked extensively in Hawai’i, Iceland, and Montserrat, documenting the dynamic forces at work in these locations. In recent years he has turned his attention to coral reefs, and has begun using a large format tripod camera in a custom-built underwater housing.
Macintyre received a Fulbright after graduate school, which allowed him to spend seven months hiking the volcanoes of New Zealand with an 8x10 view camera. A solo show of his photographs and drawings was exhibited at the University of Texas Rubin Gallery in the summer of 2007. This show also included a symposium on the relationship of geology and art. It was hosted by the UTEP Geology department, and included a field trip to several volcanic craters along the Mexican border. He has participated in the Portland Biennial, and the New York Photo Festival. A monograph of his work, Allan Macintyre, Recent Events, was published by Aperture in the fall of 2008. He is currently working on a new book that will focus on lava tree formations found on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Macintyre began teaching at Princeton in 2003. He has taught intro, intermediate and digital photography during this time. Prior to Princeton he taught at Colorado College and Massachusetts College of Art. Macintyre received his B.A. in Anthropology at Bowdoin College in 1990, and his M.F.A. in photography from Massachusetts College of Art in 1994. He currently lives in Connecticut with his wife and four year old daughter.