Over the past sixteen years, Zachary Z. Handler’s career as a photographer of dance and performance has afforded him the opportunity to work with Naoko Maeshiba/Kibism, PearsonWidrig Dance Theatre, Heart Strück Bernie, and Orange Grove Dance, among many others. In addition to his work as a professional photographer, Handler has also streamlined a career in both the fields of health care and art education. Working with such arts organizations as the Museum of Modern Art, Quest Visual Theatre, and the Creative Alliance, he has provided community and access programs to individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind. Handler has taught arts education classes, across the country and overseas, to deaf and hard of hearing youth in foster care.
Zachary Z. Handler received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2003 and a Masters in Arts Administration from Columbia University Teachers College in 2005. Currently residing in Baltimore with his family, Handler serves as the Deaf Services Program Manager for the Baltimore Medical System, Inc. Always on the lookout for creative, collaborative opportunities in any of his professional realms, he also enjoys the appropriation of found objects, the company of 1970s cinema, and the color pink.