Jim Lommasson is a freelance photographer and author living in Portland, Oregon. Lommasson received the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize from The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University for his first book, Shadow Boxers: Sweat, Sacrifice and The Will To Survive In American Boxing Gyms, Stone Creek Publications. In 2009 Oregon State University Press published Lommasson’s Oaks Park Pentimento. Lommasson's 2015 book Exit Wounds: Soldiers’ Stories – Life After Iraq and Afghanistan and traveling exhibition is about American Veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, and their lives after their return from war. The book includes Lommasson’s photographs, interviews and photographs by the participants. What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization, about Iraqi and Syrian refugees was published in 2016 by Blue Sky Books. Lommasson is a 2012-2016 Oregon Humanities Conversation Project Grant Recipient for his public discussion "Life after War: Photography and Oral Histories of Coming Home." Lommasson was awarded a Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant for his current project: What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization.
Collections and Awards: The Dorothea Lange - Paul Taylor Prize from The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, New American Art Union Couture Stipend, Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) Project Grant for What We Carried, and is a 2012 Oregon Humanities Conversation Grant Recipient for his public discussion "Life after War: Photography and Oral Histories of Coming Home, Oregon Art Comission Fellowship, New York Art Director's Award, Media Inc. and American Marketing Association's Person of the Year, Washington Arts Commission, Seattle Arts Commission, Visual Chronicles of Portland, Society for Technical Communications, Rosey Award.