Chronology

 
1938 Born, Berkeley, California
   
1962 Studied photography with Minor White and learned about seeing abstractions.
   
1964 Met Bruce Davidson, and we became friends. I taught Bruce the mechanics of using a view camera, and he introduced me to opportunities in New York.
   
1965 I met Diane Arbus and John Sczarkowski, then Curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Both were very encouraging about my being a photographer.
   
1967 I moved to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury and spent two years photographing there. I also began rock and roll photography and spent two years dealing with hippie and band life. I was hired by Hullabaloo Magazine to photograph the Monterey Pop Festival. This event became critical to my professional career and produced material now organized as a book.
   
1969 I met Helen Levitt, and since we have been great friends, spending summer vacations together. I have especially enjoyed talking with Helen about 'straight photography.'
   
1969 My Haight Ashbury portraits were published in Aperture, and Ted Hartwell offered me my first one-person museum exhibition of this work at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
   
1971 I moved to the East from San Francisco. As a member of the founding faculty, teaching at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts allowed me access to the art scene in New York on a regular basis and was a fertile time for my creative endeavors.
   
1971 Teaching and the academic community affected my work by provoking a more conceptual approach to a number of photographic projects.
   
1975 I got married (three years) to Bill Arnold, a fellow photographer whose ideas were very influential in my thinking about photography.
   
1978 I moved to New York City and met collector, Sam Wagstaff, an interesting gracious person who included me in a number of his exhibitions and collected my work.
   
1984 Began teaching at NYU, Tisch School of the Arts where I worked until retirement in 2001. This employment fostered many New York City encounters and connections that meant a great deal in terms of my personal work and career.
   
1992 Being awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship began a ten-year project photographing Hawaii and producing in depth research to accompany pictures for a book on Hawaii.
   
2001 After thirty-three years I retired from teaching photography. Currently I am busy photographing, printing and editing videotapes, finally enjoying the freedom to do my creative work full time.
   
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Awards

 
2001 Atherton Foundation, Hawaii
   
1992 Artist in Residence, Hui No'Eau Visual Art Center, Makawao, Maui
   
1991 Guggenheim Foundation, Photography Fellowship, New York, NY
   
1989 Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, MA
   
1982 CAPS, Photography, New York Council on the Arts
   
1978 Artist in Residence, Lightwork, Syracuse University
   
1978 NEA, Individual Fellowship in Photography, Washington, DC
   
1978 NEA, Survey Fellowship, Washington, DC
   
1975 Royal Film Archive, Belgium
   
1971 NEA, Individual Fellowship in Photography, Washington, DC
   
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Solo Exhibitions

 
2001 Monterey Pop Revisited, Monterey History and Art Association, Monterey History and Art Association, CA
   
1997 Sunsets and Rainbows, Robert Burge, New York, NY
   
1992 Hawaiian Landscape, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
   
1990 The Atlantis Portfolio, Hampshire College Art Gallery, Amherst, MA
   
1981 Color Photographs, Maggie Kress Gallery, Taos, NM
   
1978 Black and White Photographs, Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, New York, NY
   
1974 Fifty Photographs, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
   
1972 Autolandscapes, Williams College Art Museum, Williamstown, MA
   
1970 35 recent photographs, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
   
1969 Haight Ashbury Portraits, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
   
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Group Exhibitions

 
1997 Summer of Love, Evolution/Revolution, Friends of Photography, San Francisco, CA
   
1997 Eye of the Beholder, ICP Midtown, NY, NY
   
1995 Animal Attractions, Howard Greenburg Gallery, NY, NY
   
1993 The Cat In Photography, The Katten Kabinet, Amsterdam, Holland
   
1988 City Work, Seven NY Photographers, New York Cultural Center, NY, NY
   
1986 Fifty Years of Color Photography, Fotokina, Cologne, Germany
   
1984 Photographs From the National Endowment for the Arts, National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
   
1983 The Film Anthology Portfolio, Charles Cowles Gallery, NY, NY
   
1978 Fourteen New England Photographers, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
   
1977 photography and the Landscape, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
   
1976 Landscape/Cityscape, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY
   
1973 Eight by Ten, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX
   
1972 Kindred Spirits, Institute for Contemporary Arts, Boston, MA
   
1970 New Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY
   
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Collections

Boston Museum of Art, Boston, MA
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX
George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
Getty Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
The Trafalger Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
The Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, WA
The Honolulu Academy of Art, Hobnolulu, HI
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Avon Collection, New York, NY
Reader's Digest Collection, New York, NY
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Bibliography

It Happened in Monterey. Elaine Mayes. Britannia Press, Culver City, 2002 (photo-eye Cat# ZC148)
 
Leg. Donna Karan. General Publishing Group, New York, NY, 1997 (photo-eye Cat# ZB180)
 
The Sixties. Peter Stine, Editor. Wayne State University Press, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1996
 
Animal Attractions. Diana Edkins, editor. Abrams, New York, 1995 (photo-eye Cat# AB140)
 
Silent Witness. Cahill and Roma editors. Harper Collins, New York, 1995
 
Color Photography, A Working Manual. Henry Horenstein, editor. Little Brown, Boston, 1995
 
The Horse, A Photographic History. Gerald Lang, Editor. Abrams, New York, 1990
 
San Francisco Viewed. Ruth Silverman, Editor. Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA, 1987
 
Photographic Viewpoints. Elaine Mayes. MFA-Boston, Boston, 1984 (photo-eye Cat# BS001)
 
A Book of Photographs. Sam Wagstaff. Grey Press, New York, 1978
 
Faces, A History of Portraiture. Ben Maddow, Editor. Chanticleer Press, New York, 1977
 
Darkroom. Various Photographers. Lustrum Press, New York, 1976 (photo-eye Cat# LP005)
 
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Education

 
San Fransisco Art Institute, Studied painting, photography, design
  Studied with Nathan Olivera and Richard Diebenkorn
1955 - 1959 Stanford University, BA in Art
  Studied with Matt Kahn
1959 - 1961 San Francisco Art Institute, studied photography and painting
  Studied with John Collier, Paul Hassel, and Minor White






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