Bryan Florentin has an MFA in Photography from the University of North Texas and a BA in Art and Performance from the University of Texas at Dallas. He approaches photography, digital imaging, and mixed-media installation in various ways, often exploring the ontological and phenomenological aspects of images and objects. His work has recently been exhibited in Seattle, San Francisco, New York, Cincinnati, Houston and Dallas.
An active member of the Society of Photographic Education, he currently serves as Chair of the South-Central Region of SPE. He has previously served on the Peer Review Committee for the 2011 National Conference in Atlanta, the local planning committee for the 2009 National Conference in Dallas, and the planning committee for the 2007 Regional Conference at UT Arlington. Recently he worked on an ad hoc committee to define the structure of the LGBTQ Caucus at SPE National.
Since 2005, he has administered the Barnett Foundation Photography Awards, a juried competition for students at the University. In 2013 he curated the exhibition Materiality and Identity: Garth Amundson, Pierre Gour, and Paho Mann for the Gallery at UTA and wrote the catalog essay for that exhibition.