Fran Antmann is a documentary photographer, writer, and professor. Her photographic work has focused on the lives and culture of the indigenous people of Guatemala, Peru, Mexico, the Dene First Nation people of the Western Canadian Arctic and the Inuit of Baffin Island, Canada. As a Fulbright scholar, she lived in the Peruvian Andes researching and recovering the work of the Peruvian photographer Sebastian Rodriguez and pursuing her own photographic project of the same town and people. Her book Maya Healers: A Thousand Dreams was published by Nirala Press in 2017.
Her work has been exhibited and published in New York, Texas, Peru, Mexico, France, England, and Denmark. Her photographs are in the collections of the International Center of Photography; the Brooklyn Museum; the Haverford College Collection; The Museum of Photographic Arts, Denmark, and various private collections. She has received grants from the Ford Foundation, Agfa Corporation, the Social Science Research Council, the Puffin Foundation and the J. Paul Getty Foundation, among others. She was awarded five New York State Foundation for the Arts fellowships in both Photography and Non-Fiction Literature. She held artist’s residencies at the Blue Mountain Center and at Yaddo.
She studied art at Bennington College, earned an M.A. at Hunter College and received a doctorate in Fine Arts from New York University. She teaches photography at Baruch College, CUNY where she is also photo editor of their award-winning online publication “Dollars and Sense.”