ED PANAR’s ongoing series of photographs in and around Pittsburgh were turned into a set of 5 unique postcards for each shareholder. A private website hosting all images used for the CSA is accessible to 2013 shareholders.
Panar was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1976. His quietly quirky photographs and books draw attention to the background or peripheral of the human scene. Drawing from his ever expanding photographic archive from the past 17 years, Panar creates series and groups of images, which both embrace and question the ambiguity of photographic meaning. Ed has published numerous photobooks including: Salad Days (Gottlund 2011-12), Animals That Saw Me (The Ice Plant, 2011), Same Difference (Gottlund, 2010), and Golden Palms (J&L Books, 2007). His photographs and books have been published and exhibited internationally at venues including The Museum of Contemporary Photography, The New York Photography Festival and the Cleveland Museum of Art. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Il.