Published July 7, 2014
Thomas Bittner's photographic work is the subject of a feature article in the recently redesigned alumni magazine now being published quarterly—At Buffalo.
The man behind the camera: For more than a year, Thomas Bittner, associate professor of philosophy and geography at UB, took thousands of photographs of grain silos along the Buffalo River. His atmospheric images soon filled two photography books and commanded a solo exhibition at a Toronto gallery. “As I came back again and again, I discovered how things change,” Bittner says. “It is this interplay of constancy and change that to me reveals the essence of the place.” A native of Germany, Bittner also is a research scientist at UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.