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Education

1982
  • MFA in Photography, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1977
  • BA, Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Independent concentration in Art and American Studies, which included photography classes at
    Rhode Island School of Design

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2019
  • Bill Jacobson, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX
2018
  • Bill Jacobson and Giorgio Morandi: Photographs and Drawings, Robert Morat Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2017
  • figure, ground, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
2016
  • This is, This is (1989 – now), Robert Klein Gallery and Robert Klein @ Ars Libri, Boston, MA
2015
  • Place (Series), Lines in My Eyes, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO
  • Lines in My Eyes, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2012
  • Place (Series) New Photographs, James Kelly Contemporary, Sante Fe, NM
  • Place (Series), Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
2011
  • Into the Loving Nowhere (1989 till Now), Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
2009
  • Some Planes, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Bill Jacobson: New York, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
  • figure, water, land, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, NY
  • funny, cry, happy, Langhans Galerie, Prague
  • American Trip, 1974-1978 + A Series of Human Decisions, Exile, Berlin
2008
  • Some Planes, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
2007
  • New Year’s Day, M+B, Los Angeles, CA
  • Interim Thoughts, and Others, FRAC Haute-Normandie, Rouen, France
  • Interim Thoughts, and Others, Noorderlicht Photogallery, Groningen, Holland
2006
  • Bill Jacobson, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Bill Jacobson: Photographs,Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
2005
  • Bill Jacobson: funny, cry, happy, Milliken, Stockholm
  • Bill Jacobson, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
2003
  • New Year’s Day, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
2002
  • New Colour Photographs, Rhodes + Mann, London
  • Bill Jacobson, Zinc Gallery, Stockholm
  • New Color Photographs, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Dust to Dust, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001
  • New Photographs, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
  • New Work, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
2000
  • Portraits, Songs, Thoughts: Photographs by Bill Jacobson, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
  • Thought Series Photographs: 1993-1999, Rhodes + Mann, London
  • Photographs, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Portraits, Songs, Thoughts (1992-1998), Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX
1999
  • Bill Jacobson, Zinc Gallery, Stockholm
  • Bill Jacobson, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Interim Songs & Thoughts, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Portraits, Songs, Thoughts, University Art Museum, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1998
  • Portraits, Songs, Thoughts, Rupertinum Museum, Salzburg, Austria
  • Thought Series, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
1997
  • Bill Jacobson, Galerie H.S. Steinek, Vienna, Austria
  • Bill Jacobson, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1996
  • Songs of Sentient Beings, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
  • Songs of Sentient Beings Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
  • Recent Photographs, Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO
1995
  • Interim Portraits + Figures, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Bill Jacobson, Jamison Thomas Gallery, Portland, OR
  • Recent Work, Photographers’ Gallery, London
1994
  • Photographs, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
  • Bill Jacobson: Photographs, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
1993
  • Recent Photographs from the Interim Series, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY
  • Taos Pictures, Da’Vera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1981
  • The Raoul Series: Pages from A Diary, OS Gallery, Seattle, WA
1980
  • Two gay boys seek others for a good time, The Ambush, San Francisco, CA (site-specific installation)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019
  • 50 Years since Stonewall, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX
  • newflesh, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
  • Contemporary Sublime: The Photographic Collecting of William G. Butler, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
  • 19 Years at 535, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
  • Recent Acquisitions: Photography and Abstraction, Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI
  • About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and the New Queer, Wrightwood 659, Chicago, IL
  • Don’t Touch My Circles, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Shoulder to Shoulder: Depicting the Figure, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2018
  • Framing the City: Photographs from the Permanent Collection, Palmer Art Museum, The Pennsylvania State College of Arts and Architecture, University Park, PA
  • On Disappearing and Appearing; On the Ephemeral in Photography, Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung, Berlin, Germany
  • Nature Morte, Guildhall, London, UK, book
  • The Nature Lab, LabSpace, Hillsdale, NY, catalogue
  • Intimacy, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
  • Greyish, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX
  • Earth, Wind and Water, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Billboards & Broadsides, LIU Humanities Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • The Body: Concealing and Revealing, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
2017
  • Nature Morte, National Gallery, Warsaw, Poland. UK, book published
  • Recent Acquisitions, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
  • Apertures, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX
2016
  • Art AIDS America, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY, catalogue
  • The Last Picture Show, James Kelly Contemporary, Sante Fe, NM
  • High Summer, Michael Foley Gallery, New York, NY
2015
  • Familiar—altered, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA
  • Director’s Cut: Recent Photography Gifts to the NCMA, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  • Art AIDS America, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA and Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY, catalogue
  • Personalities: Fantasy and Identity in Photography and New Media, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Desert, CA
  • Terminal: On Mortality and Beauty, Photographic Center NW, Seattle, WA
  • still, museumORTH, Orth an der Donau, Austria. Travels to Haus der Kunst, Baden, Austria and Langenzersdorf Museum, Langenzersdorf, Austria
  • Dear Dave, Foley Gallery, New York, NY
  • Nature Morte, Ha gamle prestegard, Stavanger, Norway. Travels to Konsthallen-Bohuslans museum, Uddevalla, Sweden
2014
  • Private Eye: Allen G. Thomas Jr. Photography Collection, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  • Permanency: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY
  • The Thing Itself, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
2013-14
  • Stories in the Social Landscape, International Center of Photography Education Gallery, New York, NY
  • Image Search: Photography from the Collection, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL
  • Outsiders: Facing the Camera, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
2013
  • The Art of Renewal, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
  • Tracing the Fish Bladder, Radiator Arts, Long Island City, NY
  • Thanks For The Warning, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • Encuentros, Beatriz Esguerra Arte, Bogota, Colombia
2012
  • Repeat, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • The Perfect Storm, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
  • Do or Die: The Human Condition in Painting and Photography, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum , Dresden, Germany, catalogue
2011
  • The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the W.M. Hunt Collection, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, book
  • Unscharf. After Gerhard Richter, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany, catalogue
  • The Garden, Allan Nederpelt, Brooklyn, NY
  • Fabric as Form, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
  • 25 Years/25 Artists, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
  • Mighty Tacoma, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
  • Pictures are Words Not Known, Lishui Museum of Photography, Lishui, China
2010-11
  • Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, catalogue Travels to The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY and Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
  • Recollection: Thirty Years of Photography, The New York Public Library, New York, NY
2010
  • Incognito: The Hidden Self-Portrait, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
  • Open Season, Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC
  • Surroundings, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, KS
  • Object Lesson, curated by Vince Aletti, New York Photography Festival, Brooklyn, NY
  • Wall to Wall, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Do or Die: The Human Condition in Painting and Photography, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud, Cologne, Germany, catalogue
2009
  • Heads, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
  • All Roads Lead to Coney Island, A. M. Richards Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
  • Underwater, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA
  • Windows and Mirrors, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
2008
  • Male, An Exhibition of Work from the Collection of Vince Aletti, White Columns, New York, NY; travels to
    Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, book
  • Modern Photographs: The Machine, The Body, and the City, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, catalogue
  • Darkside 1, Photographic Desire and Sexuality Photographed, Photomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland, book
2007
  • Wall House #2, Thought Provoking, Sense Provoking, Noorderlicht Photogallery, Groningen, Holland, catalogue
  • Mystery, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, NY
  • A New York Picture Post: Gotham in the Twentieth Century, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
  • Photographs from the Permanent Collection, Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • OOG-EYE, Foam, Amsterdam
2006
  • In Sight, Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Photography,
    Columbia College, Chicago, IL
  • Home is Where the Art Is, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY
  • Modern Photographs: The Machine, The Body, and the City, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL, catalogue
  • Sans Regard, Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Fifteen and 1/2, G.Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Horrors of War, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
2005
  • In Focus, Contemporary Photography from the Allen G. Thomas Collection, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  • New to View, Recent Acquisitions of Photography, Worcester Museum of Art, Worcester, MA
  • Group Exhibition, Hamiltons, London
  • New Art. New York: Reflections On The Human Condition, Trierenberg Holding AG, Traun, Austria
  • Double Exposure. Galeria 2000, Nurnberg, Germany and Brigitte March Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Landscape as Metaphor, Blickle Foundation, Kraichtal, Germany, catalogue
  • Solitude and Focus, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT, catalogue
  • The Anniversary Show, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Fawbush Editions, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
  • Home Again, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
2004
  • Il Nudo, Ideale e Realta, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy, catalogue
  • Hidden Histories, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, England, catalogue
2003
  • Double Exposure, Edition Schellmann, New York, NY. Travels to G Fine Art Washington, DC;
  • Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA; Galerie Graff, Montreal
  • Photographs: Re-examining the Male and Female Nude, Shapiro Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Scenery, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Blurred, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID
  • Visions and Revisions, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  • Fleshtones: 100 Years of the Nude, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY
  • The Disembodied Spirit, Bowdoin College Art Museum, Bowdoin, Maine. Travels to the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, KS, and Austin Museum of Art, Austin TX(2004), catalogue
  • Boys of Summer, ClampArt, New York, NY
  • By The Sea, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
2002
  • Urban Visions, The St. James Group Ltd Photography Prize 2002, Flowers East Gallery, London, catalogue
  • Blurred Image, Winston Wachter Mayer Fine Art, New York, NY
  • Escaping the Vault: The Contemporary Museum’s Collection Breaks Out, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
  • Fiat Lux, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
  • A Matter of Degree: Abstraction in Twentieth-Century Art, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Everyman, San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco, CA, catalogue
  • The Other Face, Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany, catalogue
2001
  • The Human Figure in Photography, 1843-2000: Selections from the Grunwald Center Collection,
    UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Secret Victorians, The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, catalogue
  • Size Matters, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, NY
  • Portraits: Real and Imaginary, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX
  • Rocks and Trees, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Digital Printmaking Now, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
  • Chorus of Light: Photographs from the Sir Elton John Collection, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, catalogue
2000
  • Surviving the Photograph, Princeton University Art Museum, NJ
  • The Liminal Body, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia, catalogue
  • Photography Now: An International Survey of Contemporary Photography, Contemporary Arts Center,
    New Orleans, LA , catalogue
  • Focused Reality, Karen McCready Fine Art, New York, NY
  • In Black and White, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY
  • Fusion, Rhodes & Mann, London, catalogue
  • Rapture, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, catalogue
  • Breathless! Photography and Time, Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Catalogue published by Aperture
  • Photographs from the ’90s, Anita Friedman Gallery, New York, NY
1999
  • Photography: An Expanded View, Recent Acquisitions, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
  • Photography: An Expanded View, Recent Acquisitions, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  • Ex-Change, La Criee, Rennes, France
  • Humidity, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
  • Female, curated by Vince Aletti, Wessel + O’Connor Gallery, New York, NY
  • Calendar 2000, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, catalogue
  • The American Century, Part III: 1968-1999, James Danziger Gallery, New York, NY, book published
  • The Full Monty, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, NY
  • Summer Reading, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
  • American Pictorialism: From Steiglitz to Today, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Full Exposure: Contemporary Photography, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
  • An American Century of Photography, Hallmark Collection, Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. Travels to
    Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, book published
  • The Emerging Image: Selected Contemporary Photographers, The Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
  • Views from the Edge of the World, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY
  • Distortion, Anna Kustera, New York, NY
  • Winter, Brent Sikkema, New York, NY
  • View From Within, Hales Gallery, London
  • Secret Victorians, Armand Hammer Museum, CA, catalogue.
  • Assumed Identity, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
  • The Body and the Lens: Photography 1839 to the Present, Newcomb Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1998
  • The Body Photographed, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
  • Male, curated by Vince Aletti, Wessel + O’Connor Gallery, New York, NY
  • The Masque, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, England. Travels to Cambridge Darkroom, Cambridge, England.
  • Secret Victorians. Firstsite, Colchester, England. Travels throughout England to Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol;
  • Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Middlesborough Art Gallery, Middlesborough, catalogue
  • Versus 2000, Museion (Museo d’Arte Modern), Bolzano, Italy, catalogue
  • Winter, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
  • Preludes, Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1997
  • Water, PaceWildensteinMacGill, New York, NY
  • Selected Artists from the Julie Saul Gallery, Montgomery Glasoe, Minneapolis, MN
  • Brooklyn, NY, USA, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY
  • Oceans and Galaxies: Traditional Pathways to the Infinite, Karen McCready Fine Art, New York, NY
  • Fracturing the Gaze, Lawing Gallery, Houston, TX
  • The Portrait As Object/The Figure As Ground, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Disappeared, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
1996
  • Contemporary Photographs From the Museum Collection, The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Illustrious History 1871 – Present, San Francisco Art Institute, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York,
    John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California, catalogue
  • Photographs of Hands From the Collection of Henry Buhl, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY, catalogue
  • A Centennial Exposed 1896-1996, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
  • Prospect ’96, Frankfurt Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany, catalogue
  • Time Wise, Swiss Institute, New York, NY
  • Out Takes: Obscure Works By Gallery Artists, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
1995
  • 100 Years, 100 Pictures, Frankfurt Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany, catalogue
  • I Wish, I Wish, Photographers’ Gallery, London
  • Fact, Fiction and Truth: Contemporary Portraits, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
  • Desire, The Nordic Arts Centre, Helsinki, Finland. Travels to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark, catalogue
  • Spirit & Loss, Fotofeis, Glasgow, Scotland, catalogue
  • Large Bodies, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY
  • The Photographic Condition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
  • Book Show, A New Direction, The Warren Street Gallery, Hudson, NY
  • Faggots: A Communique from North America, Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas, University of Buenos Aires
  • White, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY
  • Inaugural Exhibition, Paul Morris Gallery, New York, NY
1994
  • Don’t Leave Me This Way; Art in the Age of AIDS, National Gallery of Australia, Camberra, Australia
  • Desire (benefit exhibition for DIFFA), Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY
  • Present Future , Jane Jackson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • Herve Charles and Bill Jacobson, L.A. Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany
  • American Photography: A History In Pictures, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
  • The Psycho-Pathology of Everyday Life, Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • Absence, Activism and the Body Politic, Fischbach Gallery, New York, NY
  • The Kiss, G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • Truth Be Told: It’s All About Love, Lennon Weinberg, New York, NY
  • Natural Selection, Carl D’Aquino, New York, NY
  • Life, Love, Death: Ten Years of Photography About AIDS, FNAC,Paris.Three year traveling exhibit
    throughout Europe, catalogue
1993
  • Guest Room, Achim Kubinsky Gallery, New York, NY
  • Jim Hodges and Bill Jacobson, Paul Morris Fine Art, New York, NY
  • Summer Selections, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
  • Snap, Tomoko Liguori Gallery, New York, NY
  • Forever, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY
  • Oliver Herring, Bill Jacobson, Scott Lifschutz, Kristin Oppenheim, Maura Sheehan,
    Simon Watson’s Living Room, New York, NY
1992
  • Sex and Death, Richard Anderson Fine Arts, New York, NY
  • Summer Group Show, Richard Anderson Fine Arts, New York, NY
1991
  • Photography Invitational, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY
  • Military, Richard Anderson Fine Arts, New York, NY
  • Group Exhibition, Max Fish, New York, NY
1987
  • Thought Objects, Cash Newhouse Gallery, New York, NY, catalogue
1985
  • Sleep, Mascot Studio, New York, NY
1984
  • Photographic Salon, Defacto Gallery, New York, NY
  • The Pool Show, Mascot Studio, New York, NY
  • A More Store, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
1983
  • Terminal New York Show, Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn, NY
1981
  • The Revealing Image, 544 Natoma Gallery, San Francisco, CA catalogue
  • Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA catalogue

Awards

2017    Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
2012    Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
1995    Photographer’s Fellowship, Aaron Siskind Foundation, New York, NY
1994    Photographer’s Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts

Residencies

2019    VCCA Moulin a Nef, Auvillar, France
2018    Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
2016    MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
2014    Bogliasco Foundation, Bogliasco, Italy
2013    Citivella Reniera Foundation, Umbertide, Italy
2010    MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
2008    MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
2004    MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
2002    MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
2000    MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
1999    Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1997    Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
1996    MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
1994    Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
1989    The Edward Albee Foundation, Montauk, NY

Teaching Experience

2008-present
  • Graduate Faculty, International Center of Photography/ICP Bard program, New York, NY
2006
  • Graduate Master Class, International Center of Photography/ICP Bard program, New York, NY
1999-2004
  • Weekend workshops, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

Monographs

  • Bill Jacobson, 945 Madison Avenue, Some Planes Press, New York, 2017
  • Bill Jacobson, figure, ground (text Bill Arning, Robert Glück and Barbara Stehle), Some Planes Press, New York, 2017
  • Bill Jacobson, Place (Series) (poem by Maureen N. McLane), Radius Books, Santa Fe, 2015
  • Bill Jacobson, 48 Great Jones St (interview with Chris Wallace), 3.1 Phillip Lim, New York, 2014
  • Bill Jacobson, A Series of Human Decisions (interview with Ian Berry), Decode Books, Seattle, 2009
  • Bill Jacobson Photographs (essay by Eugenia Parry), Hatje Cantz Publishers, Stuttgart, 2005
  • Bill Jacobson, 1989-1997, (story by Klaus Kertess), Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, 1998

Selected Book, Catalogue, and Magazine Reproductions

  • Newspaper, Volume five, Number one. 2016.
  • Weiermair, Peter. still, NoART – Niederosterreich Gesellschaft fur Kunst und Kultur, St. Polten,  Austria, 2015
  • Los Angeles Review of Books. Fall 2015.
  • Roswell Angier. Train Your Gaze (second edition), Bloomsbury, London, UK and New York, NY, 2015, pg. 168-171
  • The Jewel Thief, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, 2014, pg, 56-61
  • Encuentros, Beatriz Esguerra Arte, Bogota, Colombia, 2013, pg. 7
  • Petry, Michael, Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still-Life Tradition, Thames & Hudson, London, UK, 2013, pg. 152, 274, 375
  • Eyemazing: The New Collectible Art Photography, Thames & Hudson, London, UK, 2013, pg. 25, 26, 214, 215
  • The Naked & The Nude, Grafiche Dell’artiere, Bologna, IT, 2013
  • Why It Does Not Have to be in Focus, Prestel, 2013, pg. 199
  • S. F. Jazz 2012, TBW Books, Oakland, CA, 2012
  • Best of the Northwest: Selected Works from Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, 2012
  • Gerhard Richter Au Centre Pompidou, Beaux Arts (editions), 2012
  • Hunt, W.M., The Unseen Eye, Aperture, 2012
  • Breaking Through, Tricycle (The Buddhist Review), Summer, 2012, pg. 80 – 83
  • Unscharf. After Gerhard Richter, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany, 2011
  • Katz, Jonathan and Ward, David, Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, 2010
  • Do or Die: The Human Condition in Painting and Photography, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud, Cologne, Germany, 2010
  • Dear Dave, Issue #6, Winter 2009
  • Bomb (First Proof, Literary Supplement), Number 107, Spring 2009, portfolio published with text by Ian Berry
  • Darkside 1, Photographic Desire and Sexuality Photographed, Photomuseum Winterthur/Steidl, 2008
  • Male, PPP Editions, in association with Andrew Roth Inc., New York, 2008
  • Modern Photographs: The Machine, The Body, and the City, Miami Art Museum, Miami, 2008
  • Borhan, Pierre, Hommes Pour Hommes (Men for Men), Touguna Conseil et Editions, Paris, 2007
  • Wall House #2, Thought Provoking, Sense Provoking, Noorderlicht Photogallery, Groningen, Holland, 2007
  • ARTWORKS, The Progressive Collection, Distributed Art Publishers, New York, 2007
  • Noble, Laura, The Art of Collecting Photography, AVA Publishing, Lausanne, 2006
  • Landscape as Metaphor, Blickle Foundation, Kraichtal, Germany, 2005
  • Petry, Michael, Hidden Histories, Art Media Press, London, 2004
  • Il Nudo, Ideale e Realta, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy, 2004
  • The Disembodied Spirit, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Bowdoin, Maine, 2004
  • Pandemic: Facing AIDS, Umbridge Editions, New York, 2003
  • The New York Times Magazine, August 25, 2002
  • Bomb, Summer 2002, front cover photograph
  • The Other Face, Metamorphoses of the Photographic Portrait, Deutsches Museum, Munich, 2002
  • The New York Times Magazine, November 11, 2001
  • The New York Times Magazine, October 14, 2001
  • Manger/Eat, Coromandel Editions, New York/Geneva, 2001
  • Chorus of Light: Photographs from the Sir Elton John Collection, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, 2001
  • Desire, Edition Oehrli/Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany, 2001
  • Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Columbia University’s School of the Arts, New York, 2001
  • Face, Zinc Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, 2001
  • Nest, A Quarterly of Interiors, Summer 2000 (pp. 90-97)
  • The Liminal Body, Australian Center of Phtography, 2000
  • 21st, The Journal of Contemporary Photography, Volume Two, Leo & Wolfe, Brewster, MA, 1999
  • An American Century of Photography, From Dry-Plate to Digital, The Hallmark Photographic Collection, Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1998
  • Versus 2000, Museion (Museo d’Arte Modern), Bolzano, Italy, 1998
  • American Photographs, 1900/2000, Assouline, New York, 2000
  • Photography Now: An International Survey of Contemporary Photography, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Ewing, William. Love and Desire, Chronicle Books, San Francisco,1999
  • Bright, Deborah. The Passionate Camera: Photography and Bodies of Desire, Routledge, London/New York, 1998
  • Sabau, Luminita. The Promise of Photography: The DG Bank Collection, Prestel, Munich, 1998
  • New Art, Harry Abrams, New York, 1997
  • Brent Ingram, Gordon, Anne-Marie Bouthillette and Yolanda Retter, eds., Queers in Space, Bay Press, Seattle, Washington, 1997
  • See, A Journal of Visual Culture, Issue 2:2, Friends of Photography, San Francisco, 1996
  • Prospect ’96, Frankfurt Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany, 1996
  • Groff, David and Richard Berman, eds., Whitman’s Men: Walt Whitman’s Calamus Poems Celebrated by Contemporary Photographers, Universe Publishing, New York, 1996
  • Collection in Context, Photographs of Hands from the Collection of Henry Buhl, Thread Waxing Space, 1996
  • Creative Camera, December-January 1995 (cover, pp. 14-19)
  • Weiermair, Peter. 100 Years, 100 Pictures, Zurich: Edition Stemmle, 1995
  • Cooper, Emmanuel. Fully Exposed, The Male Nude in Photography, London/New York: Routledge, 1995
  • Desire, Visionaire 12, New York, 1994
  • Thought Objects, Just Another Assshole 7, New York, 1987

Selected Reviews

  • Weidemen, Paul. “All The Right Angles”, Pasatiempo (The New Mexican), April 6-12, 2012, page 44-46
  • Lindvay, Jaimee. “Bill Jacobson: A Series of Human Decisions”, Afterimage, Issue 37.6, page 34
  • Aletti, Vince. “Photo Books”, photograph, September/October, 2009
  • Lledo, Elena. “Bill Jacobson”, Exit Express (Madrid), #44 May 2009
  • McQuaid, Cate. “BILL JACOBSON: Some Planes”, The Boston Globe, April 29, 2009
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    Eyemazing, Issue 2, 2007
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  • Rexer, Lyle. “The Arbus Effect”, Art on Paper, January/February 2004
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    Boston Sunday Globe, November 2, 2003
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Public and Corporate Collections

  • Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
  • American University, Washington, DC
  • Bank of America, London, England
  • Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
  • Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • DG Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Fond National d’Art Contemporain, France
  • George Eastman House, Rochester, New York
  • Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  • Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • International Center of Photography, New York, NY
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, AL
  • Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
  • New York Public Library, New York, NY
  • New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
  • North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  • Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
  • Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
  • Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
  • Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Village, OH
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
  • Spencer Art Museum, Lawrence, KS
  • St. Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO
  • Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
  • The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
  • University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
  • Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY