Allen Frame lives in New York where he teaches photography at School of Visual Arts, Pratt Institute, and the International Center of Photography and is a Contributing Editor of artwurl (www.artwurl.org) and Bomb. His book Detour, a compilation of his photographs over the last decade, was published by Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg in 2001. He has been the recipient of grants from the Penny McCall Foundation, the Peter Reed Foundation, Creative Time, Art Matters, CECArtslink and others. He co-founded the contemporary art center Delta Axis in Memphis in 1992 and presently serves on the Advisory Committee of PS 122 Gallery and the board of the Camera Club of New York. He is represented by Gitterman Gallery in New York where he had a solo show in 2005. In 1999 and 2001 he had exhibitions at Schedler Galerie in Zurich, and in 1997, at Leslie Tonkonow Gallery in New York. In 1990 he co-created Electric Blanket, an epic slide show about AIDS, which has toured throughout the U.S. and to Norway, the U.K., Germany, Hungary, Japan, and most recently, Russia, (2003). He was born in Mississippi in 1951 and graduated from Harvard University in 1974. He has been the curator of numerous exhibitions, including Bearings: the Female Figure at PS122 Gallery in 2006 and Darrel Ellis in 1996 and In This Place at Art in General in 2004.His short narrative film Mateo’s Tattoo has been presented at NewFest in New York, the Reeling Festival in Chicago, Indie Memphis, and was screened at the First Annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Tel Aviv in 2006. He has just completed a documentary short about his family called Going Home. He hosts an event called the Slide Slam, a presentation of photographers’ and video artists’ works, at the School of Visual Arts. He has also worked in theater, directing and co-writing the play Call Grandad with Bertie Berlin in London in 1987, and directing Sounds in the Distance by David Wojnarowicz in 1984. He has also written and performed autobiographical experimental theater pieces, such as A Little Shadow and The Debutante Register of 1942.