“Environmental Portraits”

Bob Van Degna
Opening Thursday, May 17th at 5:30 p.m.
The gallery opening is free and open to the public


Since shooting his first photographs with a Kodak Brownie in the late 1950’s, Bob Van Degna has had a fascination with photography. Raised in nearby Schenectady, NY, he has traveled extensively documenting many cultures including China, Kenya, Europe, Latin America, Cuba and of course, the US.

Bob was educated as an engineer, but spent his career in finance. Since he retired, he has had more time to devote to his passion, photography. He and his wife, Mary-Anne, split their time between Dorset, VT and Cave Creek, AZ

For this exhibit, Bob chooses to focus on environmental portraits, selected from his travels to Europe, the Bahamas, Cuba, and the United States. Environmental portraits are portraits executed in their home or workplace, and typically illuminates the subject’s life and surroundings.

Bob has published three books, Helena Blues, City All Out and Sicilia and produced one documentary movie, Turning Pages.

To see more from Bob, please visit his website at http://www.bobvandegna.com/