For many years Todd Stewart’s concerns as an artist have centered on the relationships between history, myth, and culture. This work has included a growing exploration of the American Landscape and a continued examination of the question: does place hold memory? Related to these concerns, in 2008 Stewart’s work was published by the University of Oklahoma Press under the title Placing Memory: A Photographic Exploration of Japanese American Internment. The book is a contemporary examination of the ten Japanese American internment sites of World War II.
Stewart’s photographs have been exhibited widely throughout the United States, recognized by museum curators at the The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Photographic Arts, Santa Diego; and publication editors including those from Aperture and the New York Times Magazine. Stewart began his career as photographer working for advertising and design clients in Columbus, Ohio and Atlanta, Georgia. In 2004, he received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University. Currently he is an Associate Professor of Photography and Digital Imaging at the University of Oklahoma.