Mark Sloan has been the Director and Chief Curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston since 1994. The Halsey Institute is a multi-disciplinary, non-collecting contemporary arts museum, with an emphasis on featuring the work of emerging, mid-career, and oddly overlooked artists from around the world. In his thirty-four-year career, he has maintained a consistent engagement with photography. He curated No Man’s Land: Contemporary Photographers and Fragile Ecologies, featuring Edward Burtynsky, David Maisel, and Emmet Gowin. He was currently co-curator for Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South which debuted in Charleston in 2018 and will be traveling nationally through 2022. Several of his exhibitions have traveled to institutions such as the High Museum in Atlanta, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and Presentation House in Vancouver. He has authored or co-authored twenty three books on subjects ranging from Russian conceptual art to photographs of early twentieth century circus life. In the 1980’s he was Executive Director of The Light Factory in Charlotte, NC and Associate Director of San Francisco Camerawork.