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Alan Jacobs has had a varied life with different careers: psychotherapist and clinical supervisor; writer/editor; photographer. In his youth he was a world class sprinter, running the 100yd dash in 9.4 and receiving three most valuable athlete awards at both the University of Illinois-Chicago, and the University of Chicago. His writing, mostly in Psychotherapy and Social Science, was mainly focused on problems related to abuse of power, dictatorship, master/follower/bystander relationships, and nationalism, for which he received the Eric Berne Memorial Award in Transactional Analysis for a body of work.
His photography has been centered in two areas, concentration camps, and firemen. The concentration camp photos are published by The Cybrary of the Holocaust . Last year he was commissioned by the Auschwitz Museum to do a Quick Time virtual tour of the two camps there . He is currently working on a photo project inspired by the 9/11 tragedy about the work firemen do. He has unusual access as he has been given permission to ride on engines and trucks and has some close-up portraits of firemen working inside burning buildings, as well as other aspects of the work, .
He is the co-editor of the Michigan State University sponsored H-Genocide, a subscription only mailing list for professionals and students, and is also the editor of IDEA, a Journal of Social Issues (ISSN: 1523-1712), where several well known writers are published .
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