Assistant Professor of Photography
Sheila Johnson Design Center
Co-Chair of the Parsons Faculty Council and former owner of Thomas Werner Gallery in Manhattan, Thomas currently lectures and teaches internationally on topics of Photography, Education, Video, Business, and the Art Market. He has had the pleasure of working with the State Department as a cultural representative for the United States in Russia, been a photography consultant for COACH and a consultant for Rodale Publishing regarding contracts and licensing. Werner is in his third term as a Director on the National Board of the American Society of Media Photographers, and is a former President of ASMP's New York Chapter. Thomas' research is Russian based focusing on the introduction of contemporary education methodologies and the development of creative cultures within the country. Over the last seven years he has visited over thirty Russian cities, partnering with twenty nine cultural, educational and governmental organizations to develop a series of cross cultural and educational projects. Russian partners have included; The State Hermitage Museum, the National Center of Contemporary Art, Perm Regional Government, National Centre of Photography for the Russian Federation, The Central State Archive of Film, Photographic and Phonographic Documents, and the United States Department of State in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. He has curated exhibitions in the United States and internationally, including four exhibitions with the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. His personal art work and private collection of Russian photographs and artifacts have been exhibited internationally. In 2012 he began a new collaboration with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.
curatorial practice,performance,photography,sound design,video