CJ Pressma - Artist's Works


C.J. Pressma is a graduate of Antioch College and holds an M.F.A. in
Photography from Indiana University. He studied as a special graduate
student with Minor White at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and
with Henry Holmes Smith at Indiana University.

In 1970 he founded the Center for Photographic Studies – an alternative
school of creative photography. In 1978 he was awarded a National
Endowment Fellowship in Photography.

In 1979 Pressma embarked on a career as a multimedia producer and
marketing communications specialist. In 1984, his seven part series
Witness to the Holocaust, was released in the U.S. and Canada where it
remains in distribution today. One of the first productions to use survivor
interviews as the exclusive content to tell the story of the Holocaust,
Witness to the Holocaust has received numerous national awards.

In 1997 he was awarded the American Advertising Federation’s prestigious
Silver Medal Award for “outstanding contributions to advertising and
furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence, and responsibility
in areas of social concern.”

In December,2001 Pressma was awarded a Fellowship by the Kentucky
Arts council.

In 2001 he was one of 84 artists selected by the Brooklyn Museum of Art for
its landmark exhibition :Digital Printmaking Now.

Pressma is primarily a digital printmaker as well as a textile artist. He is a
founding member of PYRO