Mark Sloan is the former director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art in Charleston, South Carolina. Mark is the curator of Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South, currently on exhibit at the Windgate Museum of Art. This exhibition of 220 photographs by 56 photographers is the largest exhibition of its kind. Prior to his 26 years at the Halsey, Mark was the director of the Roland Gibson Gallery at SUNY Potsdam, associate director of San Francisco Camerawork, and executive director at The Light Factory in Charlotte, North Carolina. He holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Richmond and a Masters of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University. In additional to his curatorial and administrative work, Mark is a practicing photographer himself.