Dave Hammaker in the Photography Gallery
Artist Statement/Bio: Please enjoy my photographs of the American Southwest. My photographic subjects have ranged from the wilds of Patagonia to the baron tundra of the Arctic to the lush forests of Pennsylvania and to the ancient civilizations of China. However, my favorite subject has always been the amazing landscapes of the American Southwest. The southwest USA provides an almost unlimited visual kaleidoscope of colors, shapes and textures. My photographic goal is to share this amazing beauty with others. I hope that each of you viewing this exhibit will see that these landscapes are irreplaceable and that we must all do our best to protect these precious lands. Many of these locations are under attack by political and corporate interests. Those of us that love and enjoy these landscapes must insure that the highest level of protection is accorded all of these public treasures so that future generations can see and experience the same awe and amazement that we do today
I have been creating images of our natural world for over 40 years. I attended the Professional Photography Program at the Rochester Institute of Technology and was graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Finance. I have shared my photographs in numerous solo exhibitions and have had my work selected for many local, state, regional and national juried shows. During these juried shows I have been honored with over a dozen Best of Show/First Place Awards. In 2007 I was selected as one of the North Rim Grand Canyon Artists in residence. One of my photographs from this experience hangs in the permanent collection of the Grand Canyon National Park Museum. My work has also been published in numerous publications including Pennsylvania Magazine and the National Parks Magazine.
The photographs in this exhibit were created using both film and digital cameras. All prints have been made using archival pigment ink on 100% cotton rag paper. Longevity for properly displayed and stored prints is well over 100 years. 10% of the proceeds from my sales at this exhibit will be donated to non profit organizations dedicated to protecting our public lands.
Photography Gallery - 2nd FloorFridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00 to 4:30 p.m.