Andrew Borowiec

Andrew Borowiec

Title: Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Dept/Program: Photography


Andrew Borowiec began teaching photography at the University of Akron in 1984, serving as Director of the School of Art from 1990-1995. He has been making photographs of America’s changing industrial and post-industrial landscape for over twenty-five years. His books include Along the Ohio (2000), Industrial Perspective: Photographs of the Gulf Coast (2005), and Cleveland: The Flats, the Mill, and the Hills (2008).

Professor Borowiec has been awarded fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and in 2006 he was awarded the Cleveland Arts Prize. Borowiec’s photographs have been exhibited around the world and are in the collections of the Chicago Art Institute, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Princeton University Art Museum, and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, among others.


M.F.A. Yale University, B.A. Haverford College