Originally from New York City, Deborah Orloff moved to Ohio in 1994 to accept a teaching position at the University of Toledo. She is a Professor of Art, Associate Chair of the Department of Art, and Head of the Photography area. She received her MFA in Photography from Syracuse University and her BFA from Clark University. Although her primary medium is photography, she has also worked in video and installation. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions at national and international venues which include: the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Toyohashi Museum of Art & History in Toyohashi, Japan, and the Royal Scottish Academy Galleries in Edinburgh, Scotland. Orloff's new work, Elusive Memory, was recently selected for inclusion in the Museum of Contemporary Photography's collection as part of their Midwest Photographers Project. She has been the recipient of dozens of grants and awards and regularly gives public lectures about her photo-based art. Samples of her work can be seen at DeborahOrloff.com.