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I earned a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism in 1975 at Syracuse University. I worked as reporter, editor and news director in radio including WAER in Syracuse and Mutual/NBC Radio and NPR in Washington. I won awards from the AP, NYS Broadcasters Association and Public Radio News Directors, Inc. But I’d wanted out of news since the mid-80s when I took intensive photo workshops in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks. My transition began in 1995. I worked part-time at NBC and spent the rest of my time hiking to Shenandoah National Park’s waterfalls, learning large format photography. I quit radio in 1998. Until 2003, I assisted photographers including Robert Severi and David Burnett. My own work was shown at venues including The Ralls Collection. I moved back to my hometown, Whitney Point, NY, and Shenandoah Waterfalls premiered as a solo show in 2004 at Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts in Binghamton, NY. Exhibitions followed, including a major solo show, Transcendence, at Orazio Salati Gallery in 2008. My work is in collections from Vermont to Florida. Juror Carl Chiarenza selected a piece for an international show, Abstract Expressions, at PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vt., in 2012. Black & White magazine published my work in its 2012 Portfolio Issue. In 2013, WSKG Public TV profiled me in 2 segments seen nationally. I‘m a fine art photographer, an adjunct instructor of Beginning Photography and History of Photography at SUNY Broome Community College and I give private workshops.