Aaron John Bourque is an artist, photographer, and educator. By visiting document archives and reading the landscape for the evidence of our histories, Bourque creates lyric documents that a find tension between the descriptive qualities of the photographic object and the experience of an encounter with the world. Bourque's large format landscapes search for connection to the places we dwell and the histories we leave behind. His work is a meditation on America's relationship with its own history, and a challenge to know the places we call home. As an educator, Bourque is the former founding Manager of the Center for Arts and Graphic Equipment and Studios at Mount Ida College, as well as a Photography Instructor at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He holds a B.A. in History Keene State College, and an MFA from Tufts University. Originally from New Hampshire, Bourque now lives in Boston.