j carrier (b. biloxi, mississippi) spent a decade living and working in africa and the middle east, and after a five year stint in brooklyn, returned home to washington d.c. where he lives with his wife and kids. he has a BS in wildlife & fisheries science and forestry from the pennsylvania state university (1996) and an MFA from the hartford art school (2012). j is an assistant professor at george mason university. he formerly taught at cornell university, the international center of photography (NYC), and western connecticut state . j's commissioned work has appeared in the new york times magazine, national geographic, time, fortune, CNN, newsweek, men's journal, XXL, dazed and confused, le monde, and the financial times and has won many awards. he was nominated for PDN30 (2016), the john gutmann photography fellowship (2013 & 2012), and the santa fe prize for photography (2011). his first monograph, elementary calculus, was published by MACK in September, 2012, and selected for numerous year end "best of" lists and was also included in the 2013 International Center of Photography Triennial.