|Aric Mayer is an exhibiting photographer with gallery representation at Callan Contemporary in New Orleans, LA. He has an MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute. and an MBA from Western Washington University. |
His research is working to integrate discovery based creative methods with finance and accounting to build innovation models that focus design and creative activity. This minimizes uncertainty and cost while maximizing an organization’s creative potential.
Aric has been working with disruptive technology since 1997 when he was part of the team that took the first fully operating magazine in history into a completely digital production cycle. As a team leader at People Magazine, he co-led a pre-press team producing 5 million copies a week. His work at People for the issue covering the attacks of 9/11/2001 won him the Time Inc President’s Award. Aric was the lead photographer for The Wall Street Journal in New Orleans covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. His subsequent essay “Aesthetics of Catastrophe” was published in Public Culture (NYU).
The photo clients Aric has worked for include The Wall Street Journal, McSweeney’s, Comedy Central/MTV Networks, Sony Entertainment, Columbia Journalism Review, Harper’s Bazaar and Seventeen. Aric is a contributing photographer for Bomb Magazine and portfolios of his work have been published in Bomb and Volume. As Creative Director and Digital Strategist for HEAL Africa, Aric created an integrated strategic communications plan that continues to support innovative development work in the aftermath of the war in Eastern Congo. In 2006 he collaborated with Danijel Zezelj and the Tipton’s to create a 52-minute film that ran for a week at Consolidated Works in Seattle.