Chronology

 
1969 Born, California, USA
   
1985 A year in Paris, France as a foreign exchange student.
   
1989 Return to Paris for 1 1/2 years. Study bookbinding.
   
1996 Travel to Mexico to meet my father's family.
   
1996 Travel to London for my first commercial project, publicity portraits for the musical group Dead Can Dance
   
1997 Move to El Rito, New Mexico to work with Walter Chappell. He initiates and encourages me in using the 8x10 view camera and teaches me printmaking.
   
2002 Travel to Southeast Asia with the 8x10 camera, visiting Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Burma.
   
2004 Commission for a Labyrinth in Bolinas, California.
   
2005 Return to Southeast Asia with 4x5 camera for three months.
   
2007 Departure from New Mexico, move to Berkeley, California.
   
2008 Re-opening of photography studio in the Annex of Grace North Church in Berkeley. Exhibit new work with open studios.
   
2010 Move to Vermont.
   
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Awards

 
2010 The Julia Margaret Cameron Award, First Prize Abstract/Still Life
   
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Solo Exhibitions

 
2014 To Earth, From Heaven, River Arts, Morrisville, Vermont
   
2013 In An Other Light, The Gallery at WREN, Bethlehem, New Hampshire
   
2012 In An Other Light, Quimby Gallery, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, Vermont
   
2009 Photographs of A Floating World, The Annex, Grace North Church, Berkeley, California
   
2009 A Bridge to a New Series, Nan Phelps Photography, Kensington, California
   
2009 Photographs of the Tree Peony and other selected works, The Dream Institute of Northern California, Berkeley, California
   
2008 Photographs of A Floating World, NoneSuch Space, Oakland, California
   
2004 The Portrait of a Lady, Farley's Cafe, San Francisco, California
   
2003 Passage, Photo-Eye, Santa Fe, New Mexico
   
2001 The Story of My Love, Pure Land Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
   
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Group Exhibitions

 
2013 Figuratively Speaking, The Gallery at WREN, Bethlehem, New Hampshire
   
2013 Theme: Feminin, SEITIES Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
   
2010 PhotoPlace Open, juried by Keith Carter, Vermont Photography Workplace, Middlebury, VT
   
2010 Self-Searching: The Art of Self-Portraiture, Vermont Photography Workplace, Middlebury, VT
   
2010 Floral, Vermont Photography Workplace, Middlebury, Vermont
   
2007 The Contact Printers Guild, Gallery 422, Phoenix, Arizona
   
2007 The Contact Printers Guild, Viewpoint Photographic Center, Sacramento, California
   
2005 Photographs of Water with Paintings by Fong Fai and Reiko Muranaga, Ligne Roset, San Francisco, California
   
2002 Photo-Eye, Santa Fe, New Mexico
   
2002 Masterworks of Floral Photography, Gallery Sink, Denver, Colorado
   
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Bibliography

In An Other Light. Linda Elvira Piedra. View Camera, Corrales, 2013
 
theme: Feminin. Elvira Piedra. SEITIES, Calgary, 2013
 
Black & White or Color?. Linda Elvira Piedra. Grand Canyon Association, Flagstaff, 2006
 
Hayden's Ferry Review, no. 38. Linda Elvira Piedra. University of Arizona, Tempe, 2006
 
Depth and Perception. Michael More. Albuquerque Journal North, Albuquerque, 2003
 
Water, stone, land--alive and moving. Craig Smith. Santa Fe New Mexican, Santa Fe, 2003
 
Parting Shot. Linda Elvira Piedra. Chronogram, New Paltz, 2003
 
Photography as Personal Exploration. Steve Simmons. View Camera, Corrales, 2002
 
Piedra Sees into Hearts of Subjects. Michael More. Santa Fe New Mexican, Albuquerque, 2002
 
The Portraits of Linda Elvira Piedra. Linda Elvira Piedra. View Camera, Sacramento, 1998
 
The Photographer and the Diva. Linda Elvira Piedra. Mondo 2000, Berkeley, 1997
 
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Education

 
1987 - 1988 Universiy of California, Santa Cruz, Art History, Film
 
1989 - 1990 Le Centre des Arts du Livre, Bookbinding
 
1994 - 1997 City College of San Francisco, Photography, Film
  Studied with Dennis Duggan




Favorite Photography Books

Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception, Carleton E. Watkins/Douglas R. Nickel
 
Under the Sun, Walter Chappell
 
In Wildness is the Preservation of the World, Eliot Porter, (photo-eye Cat# SE005H)
 

Favorite Technical Photography Books

The Print, Ansel Adams, (photo-eye Cat# NY042S)
 



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