About: TWS


Self Portrait With Katie. Copyright 2018
Self Portrait With Katie. Copyright 2018


Tony Ward Studio specializes in Portrait, Fashion and Webzine Publishing. Tony Ward is a world famous photographer and former professor of Photography at the University of Pennsylvania, in his home town of Philadelphia. He has been featured in numerous print and television programs around the world.

His personal work and research during the past 35 years has been rooted in exploring the visual cross sections of fashion and erotic photography by capturing the impact the sexual revolution of the 1960’s had on advertising and in particular television and magazine publishing. His first book of photography, Obsessions, published in 1998 with forward by the legendary photography critic, A.D. Coleman was an exploration at challenging the lines drawn between art and obscenity by questioning social mores, existing laws, and the evolution of nudity in photographic imagery often viewed as inappropriate in some cultures and acceptable in others.


Tony Ward Lecturing at the University of Pennsylvania




                                                                                      CURRICULUM VITAE




Visiting Instructor of Fine Arts, Haverford College. January 2o20 to present

Adjunct Professor of Photography –  University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. 2010 to 2018

Special Honors Included:

Preceptorial: Erotic Photography in Europe – UPenn. Fall 2011

The Philo Project: Photographs of members of the Philomaethean Society of  UPenn. Spring 2012

Preceptorial: The Crossings of Photography & Fashion – UPenn. Fall 2013




People, Places & Things. Stanek Gallery. Philadelphia. May 4th to May 31, 2018

STAFF. An exhibition of the University of Pennsylvania’s Fine Arts Faculty, September 1-26, 2016

Dirty Show 16.  Russell Exhibition Center, Detroit Michigan.  February 12 to 21, 2015

Philadelphia Photographers: 1975 -1985. Santa Bannon Fine Art, Bethlehem, Pa. 10-10 to 11-21, 2014

The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the W.M. Hunt Collection, George Eastman House, Musee de l’Eysse Lousanne, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Blue Sky Gallery

Rochester, New York. October 1, 2011 to February 19, 2012

This Is Not An Invitatiion To Rape Me.  UPenn, Philadelphia PA, 2/18 – 3/5, 2010

Mirrors Of The Magic Muse.  Salle Quai Antoine1er, Monte Carlo, Monaco. February 5-28, 2010

Paris Art Fair. Grand Palais des Champs-Elysees – Galerie  Pascal Vanhoecke – March 18 to 22, 2010

Darkside 1. Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland. 9/6 – 11/16, 2008

Women In The Magic Mirror, St. Moritz Art Masters,  Monaco. 2008

Negative Exposure, Trinity Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. 2006

Self-Exposure, The Male Nude Self-Portrait, Clamp Art, NYC. 2005

Sexe et Convenance, Galerie Parisud, Paris, France. 2005

RIT Philadelphia Connection, Photo West Gallery, Philadelphia. 2005

Love Now, Nordtroms, US. 2005

Day & Night in Black & White., Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia.  August 6 – 26, 2004Masters and Mavericks, The Nude, Serephin Gallery, Philadelphia. 2004

My Room, Reparte, Genoa, Italys-Vestiti ed Usciamo, nudes, Idee in Fabbrica, Bologna, Italy. 2004

Tony Ward & Paul Blanca, Art Space Witzenhausen, Amsterdam. 2003

Works on Paper. Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, Pennsylvania. 2001

Helmut Newton Photo Exhibition, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany. 2001

Propositions. Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2001

Peep Show, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2000

Democratic Sex, Dr. Susan Block’s Speakeasy Gallery, Los Angeles, California. 2000

Art of the Apocalypse, Dr. Susan Block’s Speakeasy Gallery, Los Angeles, California. 1999

Wall to Wall Nudes, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1999

Sexual Evolution, Dr. Susan Block’s Speakeasy Gallery, Los Angeles, California. 1999

Group Show, Instituto National de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico. 1995

Fronts and Backs, Paul Cava Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1993

Portraits of Shoes, John Good Gallery, New York City. 1993

Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (in association with ASMP)1983

Northeast Museum Conference, American Association of Museums. Pittsburg, Pa. 1980

Afro American Historical & Cultural Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1980

Photo National, The Erie Art Center, Erie, Pennsylvania. 1980

The Birmingham Art Alliance, Birmingham, Alabama. 1977

Two Person Show, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1976




Obsessions: Vintage Prints 1993 – 1998.  Prism Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2023

Tableaux Vivants: 1994 – 1996. Dupree Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2021

Persistence of Seduction. Jed Williams Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2017

Come On Glamour Puss. Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2005

Best of Erotica.  Powerhouse Gallery, New York City. 2005

Tony Ward. Jugendfrei, Galerie Zikesch, Karlsruhe, Germany. 2004

Wasteland. William Way Community Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2004

Edgeworks. Aplanat Galerie fuer Fotografie, Hamburg, Germany. 2003

O: The Other Side. Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2000

Orgasm. Donkersloot Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 2000

Orgasm. Les Larmes d’Eros Paris, France. 2000

Tableaux Vivants. MBM Gallery, New York City. 1997

Close Up. Blue Jay Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. 1996

Man and Woman. Sunshine City, Tokyo, Japan. 1995

Tony Ward Photographs. Prinz Gallery, Kyoto, Japan. 1995

Portrayals. SAP International, North American Headquarters, Philadelphia,Pa. 1994

Portraits. Drexel University, Nesbitt Design Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1994

Recent Photographs. Pentimenti Gallery, February 2 to 27, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1994

Color Composites. Millersville University, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 1991

Night Fever. Photogenesis Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 1982

The Anatomy Lesson. University of Illinois at Urbana, Illinois. 1981

House of Prayer. Provident National Bank, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1981

House of Prayer. Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. 1980

Night Fever. Eisenhower University, Seneca Falls, New York. 1979



Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland

Instituto Cultural Banco Santos, San Paulo, Brazil

Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany   

The Eastman Kodak Collection, Rochester, New York

The Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York                         

Afro American Historical & Cultural Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

SAP International, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

W.M. Hunt, New York, New York

Amedeo M. Turello Collection, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Gunter Braus, Heidelberg, Germany

Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

Zellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Millersville University, Breidenstine Hall, Millersville, Pennsylvania

Haverford College, Haverford, Pa. 




Ashlea Halpern. Calendar Boy. City Paper. Philadelphia, PA. February 21st, 2007

German Penthouse. Tony Ward Portfolio. Munich Germany, December, 2006

Sexe et Convenance, Galerie Parisud, Paris France Interconnexion, p18-19. November 2005

Katherine Nguyen, Risque Reading. Picture Magazine. pp. 38-39. NY, July/August, 2005

Consenual Art. The British Journal of Photography. London, September, pp. 18-21. 2005

Todd Davis Schwartz. Best of Erotica. The Paul Mitchell Show, CBS Radio. 2005

Fesch, Sexy, Schrill, Tony Ward. Schwarzweiss 45, April/May, pp. 46-53. 2005

Brian K. Bergen-Aurand. Tableaux Vivants. Libido.com, Review Gallery. 2002

Tony Mitchell. Tableaux Vivants. Skin Two, London, autumn, p. 87. 2002

A.D. Amorosi. In Person. The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine. Page  191. July 21, 2002

Das Magazin. Sex in the City. Berlin, February pp. 56-61. 2002

George Pitts. Eros in Evidence. VIBE. New York City. pp. 54–55. February, 2001

Tony Ward, Must Be Mad. Liu. Paris, no. 6, pp. 105–111. 200

NU. Orgasm. Argenta, Italy, no. 9, Autumn, pp. 69–71. 2000

Tony Mitchell. Orgasm. Skin Two, London, no. 3, autumn, p. 24. 2000

AVN. Orgasm. USA, September, p. 192. 2000

Morizen Foche. Erotica, San Francisco, CA. summer, p.18. 2000

Nerve. Orgasm. New York City, August/September, p. 31. 2000

John Grant. Above the Neck—O: The Other Side. City Paper, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. May 2000

Holly Mack-Ward.  The Big O. Philadelphia Weekly. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. May 2000

A.D. Amorosi. First Person – Tony Ward. Philadelphia Style Magazine, Fall 2000

The Erotic Review. Obsessions. London, February, pg. 37. 1999

Forum. F.Y.I. Obsessions. Playboy USA. pg. 53 February 1999

Skin Two. Obsessions. London, no. 28, pg.18. 1998

Bob Shell. Shutterbug. USA, Obsessions. December, pg. 115. 2000

Libido. USA, Obsessions. winter, pg. 98 and 99. 2000

Max. Obsessions. Hamburg, Germany, August, pp. 90–100. 2000

The Sante Fe Monthly Magazine. The Erotic Image: Sex and Photography Pg. 15. 1998

Paul Benson. Art vs. Commerce. Peterson’s Photographic,.December. 1996   

Hans Eberhard Hess. Shooting Stars. Photo Technique International,    Germany, May/June. Pg. 3. 1995

Sydney Grant. Steam Great. Sensual Photos by Tony Ward. Art Matters, Phila., PA, February, p. 12. 1994

Carol Squiers. Erotic Endeavor Up Close and Personal. American Photo, NYC. Nov/Dec. 1994

Millersville Review. Tony Ward Photographs 1979 – 1989. Sykes Gallery. Millersville, Pa. 1990

Amy Donahue. Philadelphia Magazine. Master of the Erotic. December, pp. 106–112. 1994




Russian Reporter, Tony Ward. Moscow. February 2009. Pgs 66 – 71

Fuller’s Fine Art Auctions, Vintage prints. October 25,  Philadelphia, Pa. 2008

Schwarzweiss 45: Das Magazin fur Fotografie, Portfolio Pgs 46 – 63. 2005

Erotik. Men’s Health, Germany, December, pp. 77-82. 200

Taboo. The Edge of Eroticism,” Style Monte Carlo, Monaco, no. 19,winter 2003/04, p. 34

Fashion. SPOON, London, Spring and Fall 2003

Black + White. Tableaux Vivants. no. 63, Australia, October, pp. 90-101.  2002

Erotic Review. Tableaux Vivants. London, UK. July,  pp. 24, 25. 2002

Das Magazin. Tony Ward. Berlin, Germany. 2002

Photographie. Tony Ward featured. Dusseldorf, Germany, cover and pp. 1–6. 2001

Maximum. Best of Photography, no.1, Hamburg, Germany, p. 93. 2001

Blue. Tony Ward. Australia, no. 26, April, pp. 92–99. 1997

Cupido. Tony Ward Foto. Oslo, Norway, March, pp.2–7. 1997

Erotica.Tony Ward, Sweet Submission. San Francisco, California. December, pp. 56–67.1997

Black+White, Australia, no. 38, August, pp. 90–99. 1997

Editionen. Gesprengte Grenzen. Tony Wards aggressive Erotica. August, Munich, Germany. 1997

Profifoto. Slit with Tit. Germany, January/February, Cover. 1999

Leg Show. Tony Ward, Interview. New York City, December, pp. 78–82.  1998

Color Foto. Galerie der Erotischen Fotografie,” Color Foto, Germany, December, pp.170–179. 1997

FotoMagazin. Tony Ward Feature. Munich, Germany, March, pp. 30–33. 1997

Life Magazine.The Annual Eisie Awards. Life, Collectors Edition, New York City, Spring, p. 119. 1997

FotoMagazin. Dark Portraits. Munich, Germany. March, pp. 30–33. 1997

Manner Vogue. Nackte Wahrheiten. Munich, Germany, September, pp. 116-121. 1997

Max. VAMP – Andrea Suwa pictorial” MAX, Hamburg, Germany,.April, pp. 104-112. 1997

Werben & Verkaufen. Sinn und Sinnlichkeit.  Germany, April, pp.140-143. 1997

Color Photo. Vision. Color,.Germany, April, pp. 6–14. 1997

PDN. Photo District News. A Kiss Is More Than A Kiss.New York City, March, pp. 74–75. 1997

Penthouse. Tony Ward feature.  New York City, September, pp.112–125. 1996

Photographie. Portfolio: Tony Ward. Dusseldorf, Germany, April, pp. 58–63. 1996

Profifoto. Tony Ward: Tableaux Vivants. Germany, January/February, pp. 46–51. 199

American Photo. The Best of Kisses. New York City, January/February, pp. 90 and 93. 1996

Novum Gebrauchsgraphik. The Many Faces of Tony Ward. , Stuttgart, Germany, Nov, pp.58–63. 1995

Studio Voice. Tony Ward, Supreme Supreme. Tokyo, Japan, August, pp. 54–59. 199

Commercial Photo,  Feature. Tokyo, Japan, July, pp. 39–47. 1995

Photo Technique International. Erotica’s Shooting Star. Munich, Germany. May-June page 28. 1995

Max. ZH&ART Tony Ward. Hamburg, Germany, September, pp. 119–127. 1994

Photographer’s Forum: Glen Serbin – Editor/Publisher. 1979




NDR TV. Suzaan Talib.  Agent/Executive producer Tony Ward Germany. December 2017

ABC.NL. Blog: Photographer Tony Ward.  Holland: 2010

Yuhmm.com, Interview posted, Title A Brand Apart. June 7th, 2009. 2005

Stern.de, “Ich bekomme immer meinen Schuss!” January 24th 2005

Met.Art. Feature. 2005

Stern. Interview. Germany 2005

Sexcetera #51, Playboy Entertainment Group, Los Angeles, California 2005

SEX TV, Toronto, Canada. 2002

Philly Live. Art or Pornography? WYBE, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2002

Salon. Sexual Visionary, Tableaux Vivants, Salon.com, May 2002

Liebe Sünde. Tony Ward. , Pro 7 TV, Germany. 200

Brisant, Tony Ward feature. ARD-TV, Germany. 2002

RTL 2. TV. Tony Ward feature. Hamburg, Germany. 2002

TVA. Tony Ward, feature. TV. Amsterdam, Holland. 2002

Radio Nova. Interview. Paris, France. 2002

RTL 2, TV. Germany. 1999

The Naked and The Nude, Radio Time, WHYY-FM, USA

Lead Awards. Hamburg, Germany. Erotic Photo of the Year, “Slit with Tit,” from Obsessions. Zurich/NY: Stemmle Editions. 1998     

Tony Ward Plunges Glamour into Porn: Nerve.com

Larry Kane’s Bulletin, Tony Ward feature. NBC, USA. 1994




Fashion Fetish 25 Years. Self Published. Philadelphia, USA 2018

Wasteland. Alixe. A division of La Musardine. Paris, France 2010

Best of Erotica. Edition Braus. Heidelberg, Germany 2003

Orgasm XL. Alixe. A division of La Musardine. Paris, France 2000

Tableaux Vivants.   Edition Stemmle.  Zurich, Switzerland 2001

Orgasm. Alixe. A division of La Musardine. Paris, France 2000

Obsessions.  Edition Stemmle.  Zurich, Switzerland 1998




Darkside 1. Museum Winterthur. Steidl Verlag, Gottingen, Germany 2008

Deep Blue. Studio Magazines. Sydney, Australia, 2004

Peek Show. Studio Magazines. Sydney, Australia, 2004

Ten Years of Vibe Photography. Harry N. Abrams, New York , 2003

Blonde. Masterpieces of Erotic Photography. Carlton Books Limited, London, 2002

The Mammoth Book of Illustrated Erotica.  Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, 2001

Femmes. Masterpieces of Erotic Photography. Carlton Books Limited, London, 2001

Love Lust Desire. Masterpieces of Erotic Photography. Carlton Books Limited, London, 2001

Nerve/The New Nude. Chronicle Books LLC. San Francisco, 2000



Master of Fine Arts, The Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, New York (Photography) 1979

Bachelor of Science, Millersville University, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (Art Education) 1977








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