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Internships, Independent Study, Individual and Group Projects, and Assistantships

Although I'm not now teaching regularly in any college, university, or art institute, I continue to work with assistants and interns looking for independent-study credits, thesis projects, and a wide assortment of real-world experience in the fields of writing and publishing. Indeed, many of my own projects have included student and assistant efforts on some level, and I'm always happy to give credit in the projects themselves to anyone who helps with them.

Students from such schools as Bennington College, the Massachusetts College of Art, New York University, the University of Arizona, and the Visual Studies Workshop have worked with me over the years. Former assistants and interns of mine now run college-level photo departments, head museum departments of photography, publish books by others, run their own multimedia companies, teach, and of course produce, exhibit, and publish their own work as photographers and writers. Generally, they tell me that they learned a lot from their involvement with my activities.

So internships and assistantships are always available here, year-round. Some of the projects require the person's presence in New York (in which case I can sometimes provide room and board in a separate studio in my house). Others -- especially Web-related and/or multimedia work -- can be performed on the individual's own schedule and wherever he or she is based, via telecommuting.

Some samples of projects in the hopper:

  • conversion of the recently published 1968-95 bibliography of my writings to an actual database;

  • revamping and expanding existing sections of this website, and adding new ones;

  • design of three CD-ROM projects (one based on the work of Robert Heinecken; one relating to my professional activities; one involving my creative writing), each to be multi-purposed for Web presentation as well;

  • subsidiary-rights licensing campaigns for my current (extensive) inventory of previously published essays;

  • the development of new markets for new books and essays;

  • the development of new markets for my lectures and workshops;

  • public-relations activity for current and recent projects;

  • editing, picture research and picture-rights negotiations for several books in progress;

  • continuing annotation of my correspondence files for the Center for Creative Photography archive of my material.

If any of these interest you, or if you're a teacher with students looking for such opportunities, don't hesitate to contact me at

/s/ A. D. Coleman

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