ROY FLUKINGER is the former Senior Research Curator of Photography and former Department Head and Senior Curator of Photography and Film of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin, where he served as a curator since 1977. He holds degrees from Tulane University and from The University of Texas Austin, and has taught as an Adjunct Lecturer or Assistant Professor at UT and other institutions of higher learning. The subjects of the courses he has taught have ranged from the management of photography and film archives, through the history of photography, to great ideas of the twentieth century. He has published and lectured extensively in the fields of regional, cultural and contemporary photography and the history of art and photography, and has produced or participated in nearly eighty exhibitions.
His service on professional boards has included, among others, the Texas Photographic Society, the Texas Humanities Resource Center, the Houston Fotofest, photolucida, the Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, the Houston Center for Photography, the Austin Center for Photography, and the Steering Committee for the Texas Historical Foundation’s Historical Photographs Project. He is engaged in numerous other projects including presentations or articles on photographic history, collection management, and contemporary and Texas photography, as well as contributing essays to many publications each year. He consults with a variety of institutions on the administration, funding and operation of photographic organizations; serves as juror, reviewer and evaluator for contemporary photographic events, groups and support organizations; conducts peer reviews and evaluations for a number of professional and developmental organizations.