Tom Persinger is a photographer, writer, historian, and the founder of F295. F295 is an international organization that believes in the value of a heterogeneous photographic approach, in which digital, historic, and self-made methods are employed and combined in the creation of a new “21st Century Photography.”

He organizes the F295 symposium and seminar series to promote the exploration 21st Century Photography. These events offer a unique chance to investigate the ideas of light, time, and the apparatus through the voices of practicing photographers. The symposium also offers exhibitions and workshops by masters in their field.

Persinger’s photographs have been shown in numerous exhibitions and are in many private collections in the United States, Europe, and Japan. He has been published in Afterimage, Ag, Black and White Photography (UK), Brigitte (Germany), Light and Lens (2nd Edition), Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques, PhotoEd (Canada),, Photographic Possibilities (3rd Edition), Photo Techniques, and View Camera.

He has lectured at numerous colleges and universities, has lead many workshops, is a member of Freestyle Photographic’s Advisory Board of Photographic Professionals, and is an adjunct Assistant Professor at Pittsburgh Filmmakers. He has a regular column in Photo Technique Magazine, and in addition to several photographic projects he is also working on a manuscript that grew out of the F259 Symposia and Seminar lectures which will further illuminate the 21st Century Photographic approach. It will be released by Focal Press/Taylor and Francis in May 2014.

He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife and two sons and may be reached at: