Cranbrook Academy of Art
Armon A. Means received his BFA in Photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, Ohio ('99) and an MFA in Photography from Cranbrook Art Academy in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan ('02). He also studied at Lacoste School of the Arts in Lacoste, France, and the School of the Arts in Budapest, Hungary.
Means has been an exhibiting fine art photographer and educator since 2003. He has taught at The Cleveland Institute of Art, Watkins College of Art, Nashville State Community College, Volunteer State Community College, Belmont University and Kansas State University. Areas of instruction include all levels of photography, alternative process techniques, history of photography, and art survey / appreciation. He has exhibited widely in group exhibitions in France, Hungary and numerous Eastern and Midwestern states, where he has also been active as a visiting artist at multiple venues. His work centers on ideas of cultural concerns, minority identity and environmental influences and is represented in multiple collections across the United States and Germany.