Jeffrey Atherton is a photographer, filmmaker, designer, and author currently serving as an Associate Director for the School of Art at California State University Long Beach. He has written, photographed, and produced two fine press books at the Bieler Press. Black-Letter: An Interpretation of Events Relating to the Time and Presence of Johann Gutenberg has been widely collected including Harvard University, The James S. Copley Library, Victoria and Albert Museum National Art Library, Columbia University Rare Books & Manuscript Library, The British Library, Yale University Sterling Memorial Library among others.
His work has also been featured in American Photographer, and he has been honored at the Society of Publication Designers Awards Show in New York. From 2000-2008, Jeff served as a senior set designer and visual media consultant for Padua Playwrights, overseeing all aspects of visual design associated with productions in both Los Angeles and New York.
He has collaborated with Padua Artistic Director Guy Zimmerman on many other projects including scenic design for work produced by Empire Red Lip Theater Group and Oxblood Writers Collective, serving as Director of Photography on Zimmerman's feature film Gary's Walk, and co-launching the multimedia site Cutlab.org. Before coming to CSULB, Jeff was the Chair of the Photography Department at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
- MFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
- BFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California