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Alan Teller

Alan Teller, museum program director, photographer, educator. Board member The Savoyaires, Evanston, 2004—2006.

Background

  • Teller, Alan was born on September 13, 1946 in New York City. Son of National Teller and Jeanette Zirlin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Anthropology, Queens College, Flushing, New York, 1967.

    Career

    • Founder, director Inner-City Photo Workshop, Chicago, 1969—1974. Photographic researcher Field Museum Natural History, 1977—1980. Partner The Collected Image, Evanston, since 1978.

      President Teller Madsen, Chicago, since 1988. Adjunct faculty Lake Forest College, Illinois, since 2004.

    Works

    • Photographic exhibitions, Union League Show, Sacred Art, others. Director: (films) In the Shadow of Memory (Cine Golden Eagle, 2000), It's Oklahoma (Bush in 30 Seconds finalist/YouTube most discussed video, 2006). Exhibit designer (exhibitions) The Mall of History/Lake County Museum (Best Exhibit award, 2002), An Uncommon Man/Herbert Hoover Presidential Library.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Jewish

    Membership

    Board member The Savoyaires, Evanston, 2004—2006.

    Personality

    Interests

    Swimming.

    Connections

    • Married Jerri Zbiral, November 8, 1980. Children: Max Zbiral-Teller, Emma Zbiral-Teller.
    • father: National Teller
    • mother: Jeanette Zirlin
    • spouse: Jerri Zbiral
    • children: Max Zbiral-Teller
    • Emma Zbiral-Teller
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    Born September 13, 1946
    (age 70)
    Nationality
    • 1967
      Queens College
    • 1977 - 1980
      photographic researcher, Field Museum Natural History
    • 1978
      partner, The Collected Image
      Evanston, Illinois, United States
    • 1988
      president, Teller Madsen
      Chicago, Illinois, United States