Natasha Egan is the director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago. Egan has organised numerous international and national exhibitions such as Alienation and Assimilation: Contemporary Images and Installations from the Republic of Korea; Andrea Robbins and Max Becher: The Transportation of Place; Consuming Nature: Naoya Hatakeyama, Dan Holdsworth, Mark Ruwedel and Toshio Shibata; Manufactured Self; photographs about how we identify ourselves through what we consume with international artists from Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States; Made in China, visually focusing on the global impact of manufacturing in China through photography, video and installation; Loaded Landscapes looking at historical and contemporary sites of trauma and conflict; The Edge of Intent examining the utopian aspirations of urban planners and how their visions adapt to changing environments; Reversed Images: Representations of Shanghai and Its Contemporary Material Culture; The Road to Nowhere? for Fotofest 2010 Contemporary US Photograph with eighteen US artists; and Public Works examining geographically and chronologically diverse examples of built infrastructure captured through the lenses of mid-20th century to contemporary artists.
Egan has also contributed with essays to such publications as Shimon Attie: The History of Another (Twin Palms Press, 2004); Photography Plugged and Unplugged (Contemporary Magazine, 2004); Brian Ulrich: Copia (Aperture, 2006); Beate Gütschow LS / S (Aperture, 2007); Michael Wolf: The Transparent City (Aperture, 2008); Placing Memory: A Photographic Exploration of Japanese American Internment (University of Oklahoma Press, 2008); Stacia Yeapanis (Aperture 2009); and Michael Wolf: Hong Kong Inside/Outside, (Peperoni Books, 2009).
In addition to this, she has taught in the Photography and Humanities Departments at Columbia College Chicago for over a decade, and juries national and international exhibitions. She holds an MA in Museum Studies, an MFA in Fine Art Photography, and a BA in Asian Studies.