Department of Art Hires Photographer Dan Torop
Dan Torop has been hired as an assistant professor of photography in the Department of Art, effective July 1. His areas of expertise include photography, writing, and coding.
Torop's images examine how we shape and imagine the land. His project Chapter XVIII, based on a text by Mark Twain, is on long-term display at the Center for Land Use Interpretation, Wendover, Utah. Having previously conducted research on fluid dynamics mathematics, he applied that math in a digital art project titled Ocean — a real-time, physics-based, interactive manifestation of the ocean — that has been installed at the American Museum of the Moving Image in New York City and the San Francisco Exploratorium. Publications and exhibition catalogs include Lone Garden, Lone Lake (2017, ASMR4 volume 3), and Skydiving (2010, A-Jump Books).
Torop has taught at Columbia University School of the Arts, Florida State University, City College of New York, New York University, and Parsons School of Design. He received a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.F.A. from Yale University. In addition to his photography, Torop coedits ASMR4, a series of small photography monographs, and he contributes code to darktable, an open source tool for processing photographs.