Tim Hossler
Assistant Professor, Visual Communications - Department of Design, The University of Kansas, School of Architecture & Design

As the former in-house art director for photographer Annie Leibovitz, Tim helped Ms. Leibovitz create her most memorable images, books and exhibitions of the late 90’s through the early 2000’s. Tim holds a degree in Architecture from Kansas State University, 1993, and a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2005. He has held the positions of Director of Design at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) and Art Director of The Wolfsonian-Florida International University in Miami Beach. He currently teaches design history, photo culture and visual communications at the University of Kansas. His academic research focuses on working with photographers, artists, and cultural institutions to produce experimental forms of visual narratives. He is currently focused on the research and development of Looking for Havana, the first book in an ongoing series which will serve as a time capsule to a changing city. These guides will explore how visual culture defines our ideas of place.