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Nelson Armour

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20180411195328-adagio_v2
Adagio v2 Archival Pigment Print 22" H X 32" W © ¬©Nelson W Armour
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20180411195329-the_vineyard
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20180411195427-the_art_of_viewing_art-1
20180411195428-spray_v2
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20180411195425-looming_v2
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Milwaukee
Lives in
Chicago
Works in
Chicago
Schools
Statement

Photography has been my life-long passion. As a child, I photographed with a Kodak Brownie camera and shot with a Kodak 35 mm viewfinder as a teenager. As part of my graduate studies in education, I studied the use of photography in teaching.

In the early 1970s I pursued photography through workshops. Galen Rowell influenced the way I approached visualizing composition and light. In retirement I joined Jane Fulton Alt's photography critique group and pursued my craft with courses at Chicago Photography Classes.

My work has been shown in Chicago, nationally and internationally, and has appeared in numerous publications. LENSCRATCH featured Surface Tension in June 2015. This series is a collaboration with Ted Glasoe and forms the basis of our book, Surface Tension: Beauty and Fragility on Lake Michigan, an exhibition proposal. This work has been shown at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the Evanston Art Center and artNXTlevel in 2017 and at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts in 2018. Another series, At Work/At Home, En el Trabajo/En Casa, are portraits of landscape workers in Chicago's north shore suburbs inspired by Milton Rogovin's paired portraits of workers on the job and at home.  

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