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Steve Dzerigian
Rio Frio Cave, Belize
toned gelatin silver print
image 13 x 13

Weaving history, philosophy, and the natural world with art making, Steve Dzerigian adopted photography as his primary investigative and contemplative tool. The activities of photography and teaching it became his life’s work. He instructed field workshops for the University of California, Santa Cruz Extension from 1977 through 2007. From 1984 to 1990, he was an assistant instructor and director one year for The Ansel Adams Gallery Photography Workshop in Yosemite. In 2002, he served as a co-coordinator for the Ansel Adams Centennial Symposium in Yosemite, Edges and Intersections: The Evolution of Change. Devoted to facilitating art and education in Central California for more than forty years, he has served as curator, juror, and consultant for many exhibitions, competitions, and media events, in addition to teaching photography full-time at Fresno City College. In 1980, he expanded the idea of a local gallery devoted to photography by gathering together charter members to create Spectrum Art Gallery, one of the longest running, non-profit, cooperatives of its type in the country

Steve Dzerigian’s works have been exhibited in Museums and Galleries throughout the United States and collected in many public and private collections. His work has appeared in Black & White Magazine, LensWork Quarterly, Color Magazine, Focus Magazine, Photography by London, Stone, & Upton, and Exploring Color Photography by Robert Hirsch, Artistry Unleashed by Hilary Austen, and in his recently published monograph, Trail Of Stones: My Path in Photography.