Rylan Steele is an established artist and Associate Professor of Photography at Columbus State University. Rylan earned his M.F.A in Photography from the University of Georgia. Rylan has exhibited photographs in numerous regional and national exhibition spaces over the last few years. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Georgia Museum of Contemporary Art, the Houston Center for Photography, the Light Factory in Charlotte, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. Rylan has been a finalist for the Hudgens Prize for Georgia Artists and the Lange/Taylor Prize for writers and photographers awarded by the Duke Center for Documentary Studies. In fall 2016, Rylan published his first monograph "Ave Maria" with Aint-Bad Publications.