Sam Easterson is an award winning video producer with over a decade of experience collecting imagery for museum, web and television venues. Past venues include the Whitney Museum of American Art (Biennial), Discovery Channel, dOCUMENTA (13), the New York Film Festival, the International Center of Photography (Triennial), the History Channel, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Late Show With David Letterman, the Walker Art Center and Animal Planet, among hundreds of others. Easterson's online Museum of Animal Perspectives (MAP) project (2009-2010) also turned into a viral sensation multiple times, receiving wide acclaim.
In addition, Sam Easterson has also worked on staff at numerous museums including Te Papa Tongarewa (NZ), the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and the Royal Ontario Museum.
Select press for Sam Easterson: the New York Times, NPR, Newsweek, CNN, the LA Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Harper's, Audubon Magazine and the New Yorker, among others. Select speaking: Yale, UCLA, KSU, Auburn, USC and UVA, among others. Select grants/awards: Louis Comfort Tiffany prize, Creative Capital grant, Margaret Hall Silva Foundation grant, Durfee grant and Yellow Fox Foundation grant, among others.
Easterson is a graduate of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City.