photo by Dan Anker
Making photographs is a meditative and constant practice for me, and a way to share with others what I think is worth paying attention to. In the early 1980s, I discovered a passion for the view through the lens while making portfolio slides of my paintings along with sculptural work of jewelry, glass and metal artists. I’ve been making and exhibiting photographs ever since. I typically work in series and often channel my training as a painter.
I served as the Executive Director of the Society for Photographic Education for 8 years and taught high school photography, receiving the Governor of Ohio’s Award for Excellence in Art Education. I have participated on the Advisory Board for the Young Photographers Alliance, the Academy of the World Photography Organization and recently completed a term on the board of Cleveland Museum of Art’s affiliate group, The Friends of Photography (FoP), including serving as president.