3 About My Photographic Work
Although, ironically, I didn’t take up photography as my principal artistic medium until I was in danger of losing my eyesight in the late 1990s, my love for photography began in my high school years, when I discovered the works of some of my greatest and most enduring loves in the world of photography: Edward Weston, Andre Kertesz, Bill Brandt, and Robert Frank.
Eventually, though, my creative work metamorphosed from the writing of poetry to the making of photographs. Since then, my work has won various awards, including First Honorable Mention in the Annual Juried Exhibition of the Housatonic Museum of Art, juried by Judy Kim, the Curator for Exhibitions for the Brooklyn Museum; Second Prize in the Exposures 2010 photography exhibition of the West Hartford Art League (Connecticut), chosen by Eva Sutton, Chair of the Rhode Island School of Design’s Photography Department; and a Merit Award in a Single Images Contest issue of COLOR Magazine. My work has been selected for regional, national and international juried exhibitions by such figures as Maurice Tuchman, Curator Emeritus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art: David Vestal, the renowned photographer, printer, educator and columnist; Amber Terranova, the Photo Editor of PDN; and Elizabeth Smith, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Images of mine have been selected in international competition for the “RED” exhibition at the Center of Fine Arts Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado; for three issues of F-Stop Magazine in the last year; and for four exhibitions of PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont. Work of mine has also been chosen for many other national, regional, and state-wide exhibitions, including the SPECTRA National Photography Triennial of the Silvermine Art Gallery in New Canaan, Connecticut.
From 2005, my work was represented by the Jennifer Jane Gallery of New Haven, Connecticut, until the Gallery closed in 2010.