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Jared Ragland is an artist, educator, and Visual Media and Outreach Coordinator at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Jared manages the UAB Department of Art and Art History slide library and digital archive and creates image content for use in the classroom, across the department, and online. In addition to his work in the archive position, he manages the departments social media, recruitment efforts, the Visiting Artist and Scholar Series, special events and programming. Jared teaches Visual Literacy, Beginning Photography, and Intermediate Photography courses in the DAAH and Honors College. A native of Birmingham, Ala., Jared spent the beginning years of his career in Washington, D.C. where he served as a White House Photo Editor under the Bush (43) and Obama Administrations while teaching photography at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. He has published with National Geographic Books as the editor for The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office and has exhibited his fine art work internationally. His professional experience as a photo editor, coupled with his interests in photographic story telling, image archives, and digital processes, has shaped his collage and found-image based artwork. His first monograph, Everything Is Going To Be All Right, is slated for publication in 2014 through Communicating Vessels. Jared holds an MFA from Tulane University. His work can be seen at www.jaredragland.com.