Jonathan Bagby
“Main Squeeze"
“You can’t set out to trap a likeness. It comes on its own or it doesn’t, a likeness. It moves in sideways. / Are you saying a likeness can’t be bought or sold? / No it can’t. / Bad news. Maybe you are lying again? / This time there’s no need to lie.”

– John Berger, The Shape of a Pocket –

Jonathan Bagby (b. 1986, Orlando FL) has shown work at Filter Photo in Chicago, the California Museum of Photography in LA, Disjecta in Portland, and the Knoxville Museum of Art in Tennessee. He received an MFA from the University of Oregon in 2014 and a BA in Studio Art with a minor in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee in 2009. Jonathan has interviewed with Jareh Das for Paper Journal Magazine, has photographs in the Baldwin Lee Photography Collection at the Ewing Gallery in Knoxville, TN and is founding member of Tropical Contemporary. Jonathan is currently the director of the LaVerne Krause Gallery at the University of Oregon where he also teaches courses in Photography.