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Tom ChambersBiography: Tom R. Chambers is a Documentary Photographer/Visual Artist. He is currently working with digital manipulation as an art form under the namesake of 'New Directions' with several online exhibitions to his credit. And he was Artist In Residence for the 3rd quarter/2000 at and Featured Guest (September 2000) at He is on the Faculty for and His documentary portraiture lesson is featured at these aforementioned sites and also at the Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida, Click Photography, NAOFA (August 2000) and It's Art, Baby! Art!. As he becomes more and more involved with digital manipulation as an art form and the Internet, he continues to pick up his well-worn Nikon FE2s to generate conventional documentary projects. He exhibited his work as a part of a two-person show, 'People To People' (a series of documentary portraits of the Korean people), at Kumho Art Center, Kwangju, South Korea (1997); and this coverage was accepted as a part of the Kumho Art Foundation Archives Permanent Collection. He completed a three-year tour (1993-1995) as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa as an Art Conservator/Curator for the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and as the Initiator/Instructor of 'The McEwen Photographic Studio' for the National Gallery’s Art School: research/classification and computerization of the National Gallery’s Permanent Collection to produce a catalogue; and instruction of a fine arts/documentary photography workshop for Africans (exhibitions held of the students works: 'Moments In Time' (1993), 'Moments In Time II' (1994) and 'Moments In Time III' (1995) at the National Gallery). He was invited by the National Gallery to exhibit 'Variations On The Dan Mask' (a conceptual look at the African mask form through manipulation of the photogram technique) (December 1995; officially opened by the U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe); and he received a U.S. Government Grant via the United States Information Service (USIS), Harare to exhibit 'Southwest Of Rusape: The Mucharambeyi Connection' (a series of documentary portraits of the African people) at the USIS Gallery (June-July 1995; officially opened by the U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe; and accepted as a part of the USIS Archives Permanent Collection). He has exhibited his fine arts/documentary work throughout the U.S.A. (over thirty exhibitions), and his mixed media/interactive work, 'Mother's 45s' (a trib... to see complete biography, click on artist's name Country: USA Birthyear: 1947 Galleries: Numerous online galleries such as Avenue, The Art Bin, Room Without Walls, AfterNoon, Click Photo, PhotoForum, Creativenue, IDAA. Media: computer or digital art Style: abstract Subjects: light and color
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