I became a photographer in 1973, when I first enrolled in a summer course at the University of New Mexico. Later at UNM I studied under such luminaries as Beaumont Newhall, Van Deren Coke, Anne Noggle, and Betty Hahn.
After finishing post-graduate work I lived for a year in the San Francisco Bay Area and briefly worked as an assistant photographer at the American Conservatory Theater. However, I missed New Mexico and returned in 1983. I then worked for an airline for twenty-two years, which afforded me long vacations, during which I was able to travel as photographic assistant to my friend and mentor, Anne Noggle. We went to Russia on six, month-long trips to work on Anne's book, A DANCE WITH DEATH: Soviet Air Women of World War ll, and to England, Eastern Europe and Italy for business and pleasure. While assisting Anne, I photographed but rarely showed my own images.
By the mid 1990's I nearly stopped photographing altogether, but in 2004 the digital revolution rekindled my desire to work. Since then I have been scanning and printing thirty-plus years of neglected images, and making new ones.
I am currently photographing New Mexican descansos- roadside memorials that mark the location of highway fatalities, and am the official photographer for ¡Globalquerque! and Avokado Artists.
MA, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1982
BFA, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1978
SELECTED SHOWS, PUBLICATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
¡Globalquerque! Benefit Auction, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
Mixed Media Group Show, Red Boot Gallery at the Range, Bernalillo, NM
Seeds: A Collective Voice, Downtown Contemporary Gallery, Albuqerque, NM
Snap, Photography Exhibit, Downtown Contempory Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Big Brothers, Big Sisters Benefit Auction, Santa Fe, NM
Day of the Dead Show, La Junta Galleria, Bernalillo, NM
Day of the Dead Show with Mexican Artist Jade Leyva, Gathering Artists Gallery, Corrales, NM
One Person Show, Hubble House Museum, Albuquerque, NM
¡Globalquerque! Benefit Auction, N4th Theatre and Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Restoration of personal historic photos of Timofeyeva-Yegorova collection for publication of RED SKY, BLACK DEATH: A Soviet Woman Pilot's Memoir of the Eastern Front, By Anna Timofeyeva-Yegorova (translation by Kim Green), Slavica Publishers, 2009
Photography and Front Cover for directory, Escape to Enchantment, American Guild of Organists, Region VII Convention
Airport Art Show, Albuquerque International Airport
Preparation of all historic documents for book, SANTA FE- THE CHIEF WAY, by C.Fenton Richards, John Vaughn, Robert Stein, UNM Press, 2001
Photography for article on architect George Clayton Pearl, and photography for article on historic Duran home, Albuquerque, NM, New Mexico Magazine, April issue
Photography for article on model airplane collection, Albuquerque International Airport, New Mexico Magazine, September issue
Visions: Contemporary Fine Art Photography, The Fine Arts Gallery, New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque, NM
Juried Exhibition, Armory for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Masters Thesis Show, UNM Fine Arts Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Southwest Fine Arts Biennial, Santa Fe, NM
Group Show, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH
The Russian Union of Art Photographers, Moscow, Russia
New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM