Photograph by Steve Babin

José A. Betancourt

USA, Born: Havana, Cuba 1965

José Betancourt is an Associate Professor of Photography at the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s Department of Art, Art History and Design. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Florida and his Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography from the City University of New York- Hunter College, where he studied with Roy DeCarava, Mark Feldstein, Juan Sanchez, and Robert Morris.

He has been a juror and curator for numerous exhibits, and grant panelist for the New York Department of Cultural Affairs and the Birmingham Cultural Alliance. His art has been exhibited regionally at the Tinney Contemporary art gallery in Nashville, the Tennessee Valley Museum in Tuscumbia, Alabama, the Asheville Museum of Art in North Carolina, and The Baldwin Photographic Gallery in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. National exhibits include Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon and the Hudson Valley Museum in Yonkers, NY. His collaborative work, entitled Blueprints, with artist Susan Weil has been shown internationally at numerous art fairs, most recently at the 2019 Art Basel exposition in Switzerland, and the Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, in Munich, Germany.

Photo credit: Steve Babin