| Ryan Reed|
| 1979Ludington, MI USA|
Calvin College B.A. 2002
Ryan Spencer Reed Wikipedia
Ryan Spencer Reed (born 1979) is an American social documentary photographer. He has worked in Central and East Africa in the capacity of a photojournalist, covering the Sudanese Diaspora, since 2002. After returning from covering the War in Darfur in summer 2004, he and his work have moved around North America to universities in the form of traveling exhibitions and lectures. The Open Society Institute & Soros Foundation awarded him with the Documentary Photography Project's Distribution Grant in 2006.
While exhibiting and speaking internationally on the subject of Sudan, Reed has photographed extensively on the hubris of power amidst the twilight of the American industrial revolution, which is touring in exhibition form. Since Spring of 2012, Reed took on a long-term project on the modern incarnation of the Band of Brothers: 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne through training and a deployment to Afghanistan. This work was unveiled in its entirety at the Grand Rapids Art Museum in the Fall of 2014. The work aims to catalyze a dialogue on the dissonance between the myths and realities of war.
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois
Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts
Glenbow Museum, Alberta Canada
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Detroit Public Library, Detroit, Michigan
Kean University, New Jersey
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
Weber State University Convocation, Ogden, Utah
King's College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Furman University, South Carolina
Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan
University of Illinois, Springfield, Illinois
In addition to nearly all of the aforementioned solo exhibition venuesPictures of the Year International (POYi) 2015 World Understanding Award Judges' Special Recognition "Despite Similarities to Reality"
Photolucida 2015 Critical Mass Top 50 "Despite Similarities to Reality"
Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2015 Finalist and Public Award Winner
Freedom to Create Prize, "Sudan: The Cost of Silence
Open Society Foundations & Soros Foundation Documentary Photography Project Distribution Grant, "Sudan: The Cost of Silence"
This is Not a Requiem for Detroit Virginia Quarterly Review, Spring 2011, pp. 124–147.
Detroit Forsaken, Ryan Spencer Reed Photo Technique Magazine, March/April 2011.
"Darfur/Darfur: Life/War." New York: DK Melcher Media, 2008. ISBN 1-59591-045-X. Reed is one of the eight photographers of this book.
Google Earth Mapping Initiatives: Crisis in Darfur Layers. Reed is one of the seven photographers.