Eric Kunsman

Unknown Number- Moto-Car Inc, 474 Bangor Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605

Archival pigment print

20 x 20 inches, framed to 25 x 25 inches

Edition of 1 of 15

Retail value $950

© and courtesy Eric Kunsman

Throughout the United States, many individuals are being left behind by technology, whether that is for communication or Internet access. Our society has become one in which you must have access to these tools to be provided support services and a job, or you are left behind, widening the gap between the lower and middle classes. The payphone may be a symbol of a different era. Still, we cannot forget how we use technology as a social marker and often forget those individuals who cannot keep up with fundamental technological advancements.

Eric T. Kunsman (b. 1975) was born and raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He holds his MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and holds an MS in Electronic Publishing/Graphic Arts Media, BS in Biomedical Photography, BFA in Fine Art photography, all from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. Currently, he is a photographer and book artist based out of Rochester, New York. Eric works at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) as an Assistant Professor in the Visual Communications Studies Department at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and is an adjunct professor for the School of Photographic Arts & Sciences. He also owns Booksmart Studio, which is a fine art digital printing studio specializing in numerous techniques and services for photographers and book artists on a collaborative basis.

Eric’s work has been exhibited in over 35 solo exhibitions at such venues as Nicolaysen Art Museum, Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, and numerous university galleries. His work has also been a part of over 150 group exhibitions over the past four years.

Eric Kunsman was one of Photolucida’s 2022 Critical Mass Top 50 artists. This work was selected to be included in PCNW’s 2023 exhibition, Imminent Existence, which showcased one piece of each of the Top 50 artists.

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