Born: January 31, 1928|
Education: University of Illinois, BS Journalism 1949
From 1955 to 1984 I was a businessman. In 1962 I took up photography having been excited by seeing books on the work of Walker Evans, Dorthea Lange, Wright Morris, Ben Shahn and other FSA photographers. I was intrigued by the idea that an art form could also make social comment. I am self taught. From 1968 to 1971 I worked as a free lance photojournalist. I had assignments from major photo agencies and magazines such as Life, Look, Fortune and The Saturday Evening Post. When I sold my business in 1984 I once again became a full time photographer. In 1985 I founded the Focus Infinity Fund in order to do pro-bono photography projects with young photographers and with museums in the midwest.
Since 1981 I have served on the photography committees of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College in Chicago.
I split my time between Chicago and Bozeman, Montana. In Chicago I am a street photographer, recording life in a very busy city. In Montana I shoot the space, vast, silent and exquisite. The contrast gives me deep pleasure.
My photographs can be found in:
The Art Institute of Chicago collection
-a story about me in the Big Sky Journal, Art Issue, “Taking it to the Street”.
-a show at the Art Institute of Chicago, “ By the Score”. 3 photos. October through January. My work was included with the work of 28 photographers, most of whom have always been heroes of mine. The wall on which my photos were shown also had the work of Henri Cartier Bresson, Helen Levitt, Gary Winogrand, and Yazuhiro Ishimoto. I couldn’t have been in better company.
-2005 Maxwell street show. Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL
-1998 Show: Participated in "Selected Words," Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
-1997 Participated in "The City: Harbor of Humanity," Museum of Contemporary Photography,
-1997 One Man Show: At Stuart Baum Photography, Chicago
-1996 Show: Participated in "Illinois Photographers in the 90s," Museum of Contemporary
-1996 Show: Participated in "The Subject is Music," Art Institute of Chicago, September 28 through
-1994-95 Co-sponsored Jay Wolke's photographic study of the Chicago Jewish Community.
-1992 Shows: Participated in "The Intuitive Eye," Art Institute of Chicago, 1991
-1991-92 Produced a 60-print show on "Homelessness" for the Art Institute of Chicago.
-1989 A 200-print book, "Changing Chicago: A Photo documentary," was published is the University
-1988-89 Executive producer, "Changing Chicago," a documentary project. This project included 33
-1988 "GOLUB," a one-hour documentary (which was shown on national PBS August 15, 1990 on
-1986 Lectured at the Maine Photography Workshop in documentary photography
-1986 Co-producer, "Farm Families," a 90 picture show with the Art Institute of Chicago
-1985-96 Founded and operated the Focus/Infinity Fund, a not-for-profit corporation producingfilms and
-1983 Photography Show at Indiana University's Gallery Northwest
-1975 One Man Show, Valparaiso University Law School, Valparaiso, Indiana
-1968-71 Freelance photography. Worked for Life, Fortune, Saturday Evening Post, New York Times
-1968 One man show "Israel," Spertus Museum of Judaica, Chicago
Aside from these projects, I worked with individual photographers on several projects.