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George Tice
Crincoli's Barber Shop, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1966
gelatin silver print
image 10 x 8

2020 marks George Tice’s sixty-seventh year in photography. Over the past fifty years he has published twenty-one photography books among them: Fields of Peace, Paterson, Urban Landscapes, Seacoast Maine and his most recent Seldom Seen. Working exclusively in black and white he has made the fine print and the photography book his primary focus. He is drawn to vestiges of American culture on the verge of extinction – from people in rural or small-town communities to urban and suburban neighborhoods that are often in decline.

His prints are in numerous collections including the Museum of Modern Art, The Getty Museum, the Newark Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where in 1972 he was honored with a solo exhibition, Paterson, New Jersey. In 2002, George Tice: Urban Landscapes was exhibited at the International Center of Photography in New York. This book received a “Golden Light Award” from the Maine Photographic Workshops and was chosen “Honor Book” by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

He has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, the Bradford Fellowship (UK) and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. In 2003 he received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree from William Paterson University. In 2015 he received the “Lucie Award for Lifetime Achievement.”

Tice is a tenth generation New Jerseyian and makes his home on the Jersey Shore.