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Ray Calvin Wortham

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San Bernardino,Ca

Birth year

Lives in
Los Angeles,Ca

Works in
Los Angeles,Ca


Otis College of Art and Design, 1997

Representing galleries

photography, realism, documentary, street



RAY CALVIN WORTHAM works primarliy in the tradition of documentary photography, following individuals or groups of people ( usually on the fringes of society ) for long periods of time. In recent years he has photographed in the Los Angeles area. Many of these photographs are enviromental portraits of people interacting with each other and their enviroment and are un-posed, unstaged photographs that captures, explores or question contemporary society and the relationship between individuals and thier surroundings. 

DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY AND THIS AMERICAN LIFE:                                                                                                                           

   After traveling extensively in Italy, Spain, Algeria and, Tunisia I developed a degree of compassion for diverse cultures along with a fascination for the idea of social exclusion. Upon my return to the U.S. I earned a bachelor's degree in Geography at San Francisco State University followed by graduate studies in Fine Art at Otis College of Art and Design. I am currently embarked on a new journey through a city of unparalleled social complexity and contadictions. It is through documentary photography that I have fond a degree of success in portaiting an assortment of eccentric individuals, social misfits and street performers many of whom labor in obscurity or; those we just choose to ignore. These photographs are published in 2011 ( Edition Blurb ) "  Los Angeles A Photographer View " by Ray Calvin Wortham. 


1997 Otis College of Art and Design: Special One-Year Program, Los Angeles, California

1981 San Francisco State University B.A. in Geography, San Francisco, California

1977 Laney College A.A. Social Science, Oakland, California


UCLA: Certificate Candidate in Cinematography, Los Angeles, California

UC Berkeley: Certificate in Commercial Photography, Berkeley, California

Selected Exhibitons:

2009 Solo Exhibition: " Los Angeles A Photographer's View": Corona Public Library, South Ave Gallery, Corona, Ca (curated by Jennifier Marlatt)

2007 Member's Exhibition:" Pacific Park" series Riverside Art Muesum, Riverside, Ca ( curated by Peter Frank )

2002 Group Exhibition: " Ocean View" The Depiction of Southern Califorina Coastal Lifestyle, Muesum of the the American West, Los Angeles,Ca ( curated by Kevin Jon Boyle )

2000 Juried Exhibition:" Pacific Park" series, San Bernardino County Museum, second in international competition, Redlands,Ca ( curated by Mary-Kay Lombino )

Selected Publications:

2010 FOTO VISURA magazine: LA A Photographer's View, (photo essay public archives) 12/04/10 

2009 DEMOTIX News Agency: " Tony Vera " ( Cultural Article) 07/07/05' "Dias De Los Muertos" (Feature Article) 02/11/ 08' "Pacific Park" (Feature Article) 17/10/09

2000 CREATIVE AMERICAN MAP COMPANY, contributing photographer, Ray Hillstrom Stock Photography Agency, Chicago, Ill

1996 AMERICAN RED CROSS, contributing photographer American Red Cross Los Angeles Chapter, Los Angeles, Ca


The Mission: The Early Years ( 1985-1990 )  blurb 2012 available at http://

The Mission: The Early Years ( 1985-1990 ) ebook http://

Los Angeles A Photographer's View: blurb 2011 available at http://

Los Angeles A Photographer's View: ebook http://

Selected Honors:

2000 San Bernardino County Art Association, Certificate of Artistic Merit, "Pacific Park" series

1996-97 The Otis Academic Scholarship

VIDEOS: View at 

WARMER: Directed by Julie Weitz, Cinematography by Ray Calvin Wortham.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Ray Calvin Wortham. Produced In association with Vision Photo Design Production
































































Recent Exhibits

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South Ave Gallery

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