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Deborah Orloff


SPE Member since 1992
Member Chapter: Midwest

Deborah Orloff

SPE member since 1992
Jacob's Tefillin
pigment print on rag paper

Deborah Orloff

SPE member since 1992
Photo Albert 49
color photo/ pigment print on rag paper

Deborah Orloff

SPE member since 1992
Lena Fried
color photo/ pigment print on rag paper


Deborah Orloff is a Professor of Art and Associate Chair of the Department of Art at the University of Toledo. Originally from New York City, Orloff received her MFA from Syracuse University and her BFA from Clark University. Although her primary medium is photography, she has also worked in video and installation. Her artwork has been included in numerous exhibitions at national and international venues including: the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, The Museum of Fine Arts in Nizhny Tagil, Russia, and the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, Scotland. Orloff's current project, Elusive Memory, was selected by the Museum of Contemporary Photography as part of their Midwest Photographers Project and received corporate sponsorship from Hahnemühle Paper. Orloff has been the recipient of dozens of grants and awards including the Ohio Arts Council's Individual Excellence Award, the Arts Commission's 2022 Merit Award, and the University of Toledo's 2021 and 2022 President's Award for Excellence in Creative and Scholarly Activity. Samples of her work can be seen at

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