Literary Honors 

  • Reader, Sunday Salon Chicago, September 2015
  • “Safe,” The Briar Cliff Review, nominated for the Pushcart Prize XL, fall 2014
  • “Olllie’s Back,” American Fiction Volume 13, third place, American Fiction Short Story Prize, New Rivers Press, 2013
  • The Faulkner-Wisdom Writing Competition, Short List Finalist, Novel Category, WHAT REMAINS, 2010
  • Dana Award in Short Fiction, Finalist for “Sunshine Every Day,” 2008
  • The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction for “Call Back,” 2007
  • Ragdale, Writer’s Residency, 1996, 2002, 2008
  • StoryQuarterly, assistant fiction editor, 1999-2006
  • President, The Writers, a writers’ collective, 2006—2007
  • Panelist, Conversation: Image and Text, Story Week, Columbia College Chicago, 2004
  • Reader, Printer’s Row Book Fair, Chicago, 2001

Solo Exhibitions

  • 92nd Street Y, The Photography Center, New York
  • The Photographer’s Gallery, London
  • The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
  • The State of Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago
  • Art Gallery, University of Colorado
  • Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • “A Lasting Vision: Photographs from the Institute of Design 1970-2001” – Institute of Design
  • “The Collectible Moment” – The Norton Simon Museum
  • “Taken by Design: Photographs from the Institute of Design” – Art Institute of Chicago
  • “Don’t Leave Me This Way: Art in the Age of AIDS” – National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
  • “Day Without Art” – Chicago Cultural Center
  • “Day Without History” – Chicago Historical Society
  • “Farbwerke” (Color Works) – Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
  • “American Colour Photography” – Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Cologne, Germany
  • “Fotografie im Alltag Amerikas” – Kunstgewerbe-museum, Zurich, Switzerland
  • “The Second Generation of Colour Photographers,” – Arles, France
    “6eme Recontres Internationales de la Photographie” – Arles, France
  • “Breadth of Vision,” – Fashion Institute of Technology Museum, New York


  • A Lasting Vision: Photographs from the Institute of Design 1970-2001, IIT Institute of Design, 2015
  • The Collectible Moment: Catalogue of Photographs in the Norton Simon Museum, Yale University Press, 2006
  • Pandemic: Facing AIDS, Umbrage Editions, 2003
  • Taken by Design: Photographs from the Institute of Design, ArtInstitute of Chicago, 2002
  • Don’t Leave Me This Way: Art in The Age of AIDS, National Gallery of Australia, 1994
  • Figure, Portrait, Persona: Photographic Works by Female Artists, Sandford Gallery, 1993
  • Labor & The Post-industrial Age, Pig Iron Press, 1990
  • The Chicago Photographers’ Project, poster, 1985