Designer, photographer, and teacher, Joel Katz
is widely known for his information and graphic design and for wayfinding projects. Winner of
the Rome Prize from the American Academy
in Rome in 2002, he spent 11 months working
on photography and design projects. The year marked his shift from film to digital photography.
His book of photographs and writing on Mississippi in 1964, And I Said No Lord, was published by the University of Alabama Press in 2014, after 49 years. It was done for his Scholars of the House project at Yale, during which he studied with Walker Evans, and won the Strong Prize for American Literature in 1965. His Mississippi photographs were shown at the Moore College of Art & Design in January 2014. His Mississippi photographs have been shown
in Philadelphia and Rome, and have been published in “The Photo Review” and in
“1:1 Photo Magazine” (Spain):
Recent lectures on photography have been at Temple University Rome, Cornell in Rome, and Iowa State in Rome. He taught photography
at John Cabot University in 2010. Currently,
he teaches Design for Understanding at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Katz’s design is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, and the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and Kyoto. His photography has been exhibited and published in both the U.S. and abroad. His book, Designing Information, was published by Wiley in 2012.