|Jim Lommasson is the recipient of The Dorothea Lange - Paul Taylor Prize from The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University for his critically acclaimed book, SHADOW BOXERS: Sweat, Sacrifice, and the Will to Survive in American Boxing Gyms.|
Jim is currently working on a book project about American soldiers from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and their lives after their return from war. The book will include Lommasson's photographs, as well as photographs and writing by the soldiers. EXIT WOUNDS: Life After War - Soldiers' Storiers is a traveling exhibit and a book project.
Lommasson's second book, Oaks Park Pentimento was published by Oregon State University Press in 2009.
What they say:
"Jim Lommasson brings a unique vision and commitment to each assignment. I like to include Jim in the early stages of projects – I know he will contribute an unexpected nuance that will add magic."
– Sandi Serling, Serling & Associates
"Both up to the minute and timeless, Lommasson's pictures are affecting and sometimes just glorious."
Collections and Awards: The Dorothea Lange - Paul Taylor Prize from The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, New American Art Union Couture Stipend, Oregon Art Comission Fellowship, Reed College, Yale University, New York Art Director's Award, Media Inc. and American Marketing Association's Person of the Year, Washington Arts Commission, Seattle Arts Commission, Visual Chronicles of Portland, Society for Technical Communications, Rosey Award.