Full-time photographer is a title Charles Mintz took on officially six years ago. The Cleveland resident often uses his lens to show our relationship to the inanimate by taking portraits of people in their homes during the foreclosure crisis or holding objects they deem precious. In addition to earning a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Cleveland State University, Mintz studied photography at the Maine Photographic Workshop, Parsons School of Design, and the International Center for Photography. He is director of the Friends of Photography support group at the Cleveland Museum of Art and the ICA-Art Conservation (International Conservation Association) in Cleveland. His most recent solo exhibition was at the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus.