Chronology

 
I took an interest in photography when I got a Kodak Brownie for my 6th birthday. Set up my first darkroom at age 13. Did freelance photography as a teen to earn spending money.
   
After college and a stint in the US Naval Air, got a job as assistant to Hollywood photographer Sid Avery, best known for portraits of stars Humphrey Bogart, James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor and Ernest Borgnine.
   
Later, worked as a freelance photographer in the Hollywood music industry, making portraits of recording artists.
   
Quit commercial photography in my 30s to pursue personal work after discovering I didn't like mixing photography and business.
   
In the early '90s, chose serious portraiture as the focus of my fine art work. And in the mid '90s gravitated toward street portraiture.
   
During 1997 and 1998 produced the "Portraits At Sam's Market" series in Joshua Tree, CA
   
From 2006 through 2008 produced the "Faces On The Street" series in Los Angeles and San Diego.
   
From 2009 through 2012 worked on "Black Angeles" series, a street portrait project in downtown Los Angeles, which has been honored 7 times by judges as varied as Phil Borges, Anne Lyden, Hamidah Glasgow, Aline Smithson, Reid Callanan and Julian Cox. See this portfolio at www.dicksanders.com
   
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Solo Exhibitions

 
1998 The Portraits at Sam's Market, Park Center Gallery, Joshua Tree, California
   
1994 Our Children, Monument Galleries, Joshua Tree, California
   
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Group Exhibitions

 
2013 Picture This, (Cig Harvery, judge), Minneapolis Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN
   
2012 International Art of Photography Show (Julian Cox, judge), San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
   
2012 Portraits, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops (juried by Amber Terranova, Aline Smithson, Andrew Smith and Reid Callanan), Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Santa Fe, NM
   
2012 Monochromatic (Rafal Maleszyk, judge), Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT
   
2011 Persona Portrait Show (juried by Chris Buck), Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT
   
2011 International Art of Photography Show (Anne Lyden, judge), Lyceum Theater, San Diego, CA
   
2010 Julia Dean Alternative Show (juried by Kathleen McLachlan and Ann Elliott Cutting), Julia Dean Photo Workshops Gallery, Venice Beach, CA
   
2010 Interactive Portraits (juried by Graham Gordon Ramsay), Vermont Photo Space, Essex Junction, VT
   
2010 Black & White Show (juried by George Slade), Minneapolis Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN
   
2010 Human + Being Juror's Selection (Phil Borges, judge), Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
   
2010 Center Forward (juried by Hamida Glasgow), Denver International Airport, Denver, CO
   
2008 International Art of Photography Show (Carol McCusker, judge), Lyceum Theater, San Diego, CA
   
2008 The Dress Show, Fraction Magazine (Melanie McWhorter, curator), Online Exhibit
   
2007 Small Wonders (Los Angeles Art Critic Holly Myers, judge), Pharmika Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   
2006 International Art of Photography Show (Arthur Ollman, judge), Lyceum Theater, San Diego, CA
   
2002 American Photo Readers Contest 7, 1st Place, Portraits & People, American Photo Magazine, New York City
   
1997 The Varieties of Spiritual Experience, 29 Palms Art Gallery, TwentyNine Palms, California
   
1996 The Red Door: A Floating Opera, Tanno Gallery, TwentyNine Palms, California
   
1996 The Hollywood Portraits, Tanno Gallery, TwentyNine Palms, California
   
1995 1st Place, Members Show, 29 Palms Art Gallery, TwentyNine Palms, California
   
1994 1st Place, Members Show, 29 Palms Art Gallery, TwentyNine Palms, California
   
1994 1st Place, Southland Show, 29 Palms Art Gallery, TwentyNine Palms, California
   
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Collections

Private Collections
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Bibliography

Monochromatic. Darkroom Gallery Publication. Rafal Maleszyk (juror), Essex Junction, VT, 2012
 
Portraits. Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Amber Terranova, Aline Smithson, Andrew Smith, Reid Callanan (jurors), Santa Fe, NM, 2012
 
Black & White Show. MPLS Photo Center Publication . George Slade (curator), Minneapolis, MN, 2010
 
Fraction Magazine. The Dress Show. Melanie McWhorter (curator), Web Magazine, 2008
 
American Photo Magazine. David Schonauer, Editor. Hachette Filipacchi Media, New York, NY, 2002
 
Best of Photography Annual. Linda Lowell, Steve La Voie, Douglas Peck. Glen Serbin, Photographer's Forum, Santa Barbara, California, 1997
 
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