Walter H Beckham [NRP 2015]

First name: Walter ;
Middle name:
H ;
Last name:
Beckham ;

Member: Non-resident artist member ; 
2015 ;
2022 ;



Born in 1949 in Mobile, Alabama
Attended University of Montevallo & the University of South Alabama
Worked in a photo-lab while in college
Discovered “Edward Weston’s Daybooks” in 1974 & became seriously involved in photography
Has worked as a medical photographer from 1976 to present
Helped establish the photography program at the University of South Alabama in 1977 & taught photography there through 1992
Began using the view camera in 1977, in 4 x 5 and 5 x 7 formats
Began working with the 8 x 10 camera in 1984, making only contact prints
Began working with an 8 x 20 panoramic camera in 1986
Studied with Michael A. Smith in Ottsville, PA, 1987
Began the Alabama Landscape/Cityscape Series in 1989, using both 8 x 10 and 8 x 20 formats
In 1995 began Passing Through: Glad I Ran Into You series, of 8×10 in studio ‘portraits’
Currently exploring combinations of traditional and digital photography in conjunction with alternative printing methods.


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January 1, 2015

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