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I began photographing the summer before I went to law school and after three years of practicing law drove to Tucson to pursue a Masters of Fine Arts in photography. At that time, W. Eugene Smith had been hired to teach but he tragically died in the summer before his first semester on staff. One of the persons who replaced Eugene Smith was Frederick Sommer and I became immersed in pictorial logic. A second compelling reason to study in Tucson was the newly established Center for Creative Photography, a repository for the archives of 20th century photographers.


My first experimentation with the medium of photography was in 1983 using an 8" x 10" Deardorff view Camera and exposing directly onto cibachrome paper loaded into the film holders. Previously I had accidentally doubled exposed a negative in the Deardorff and I relied on this in 1987 for a few years to work on the series of multiple exposures in camera (35mm) firstly on the murals and paintings in Mexico and paintings in South America and subsequently in their streets. The Mexico and Cuba Compositions are my first attempt at exhibition presentation where the concern is less for the shape of the final image and more for the balance and weight, tension and integrity, and extension and contraction of the relationships of the component photographs. The random symmetrical asymmetrical image shapes have each been defined by the integrity of the masses, spaces and colours in a tensegral whole. I wanted to make images that included freedom, flow, dance and yoga. Each image is a composition as an expression without compression or collapse. 


Bachelor of Arts,(B.A.), McGill University, 1969

Sussex University, England, 1970

Bachelor of Law (LL.B), McGill University, 1973

Osgoode Hall Bar Admission, Toronto, 1974

Master of Fine Arts (MFA), The University of Arizona, Tucson, 1983

Grants and Awards

Arizona Commission on the Arts, 1984
Canada Council Project Grant, 1987
Canada Council B Grant, 1988
Canada Council Project Grant, 1989


Canadian Museum for Contemporary Photography, Ottawa
The Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson
Arizona State Museum, Tucson
The Edmonton Art Gallery
The Winnipeg Art Gallery
Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Xerox Canada, Toronto
Ruttenberg Arts Foundation, Phoenix
Snell and Wilmer, Phoenix
University of Toronto Art Museum

Selected One Person Exhibitions

Heard Museum, Phoenix, 1983
Arizona State Museum, Tucson, 1983
New Mexico State University Museum, Las Cruces, 1983
Center Eye, Calgary, 1984
The Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, 1985
Presentation House, North Vancouver, 1985
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1985
Toronto Photographers Workshop, 1986
Western Front, 1986
Peter Whyte Gallery, Whyte Museum, Banff, 1987
Vu, Quebec City, 1988
The Edmonton Art Gallery, 1989
Arts Court, Ottawa, 1989
Toronto Photographers Workshop, 1990
Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, 1991
Galerie Trois Points, Montreal, 1991
Centro Colombo Americano, Medellin, Colombia, 1992
Museo de Arte y Anthropologia , Cali, Columbia, 1992
Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, 2006
Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, 2009
Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, 2019

Selected Exhibitions

Pace/MacGill, New York, 1984
The Hudson River Museum, New York 1984
Coburg Gallery, Vancouver, 1984
Northlight Gallery, Phoenix, 1985
Optica, Montreal, 1985
The Surrey Art Gallery, 1987
Dazibao, Montreal, 1988
Threshold Gallery, Vancouver, 1988
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, 1988
The Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon, 1989
The Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, 1989
The Phoenix Art Museum, 1990
Artropolis, Vancouver, 1990
Entree Libre a L'Art Contemporain, Montreal, 1991
Saidye Bronfman Center, Montreal, 1991
Charles Scott Gallery, Vancouver, 1991
The Houston Center for Photography, 1991
Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, Arizona 1991
Yuma Arts Center, Arizona, 1991
Catriona Jeffries Gallery, 1992
Catriona Jeffries Gallery, 1993
Canadian Museum for Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, 1993
Canadian Center for Architecture, 1993
Joseph Gross Gallery, Tucson, 1993
Threshold Gallery, Vancouver, 1994
Dinnerware Gallery, Tucson, 1994
Canadian Museum for Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, 1996
Simon Patrich Galleries, Vancouver, 2001
Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, 2010
University of Toronto, Schulich Gallery, 2018
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, 2018
Arizona State Museum, Tucson, 2019

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