Francis Schanberger is a teaching artist with a strong interest in the photograph as object and how the photograph is experienced by the viewer. He has been taking and making photographs ever since he was seven and he borrowed his sister’s Polaroid Square Shooter. His fourth grade science project was a long focal length pinhole camera that employed 126 cartridge color film. He currently works in several historical photographic processes such as Vandyke Brown, Cyanotype, and gum bichromate. His work is in the collections of museums in Denmark and the United States. He is an Artist-in-Residence at the University of Dayton in southwestern Ohio. This year he has been selected by the Ohio Arts Council to create work for the 2011 Governor’s Awards in the Arts.