ViewPoint Gallery Photography Competition 2016
October, 2016 - Tom Chambers
The Trickster, 2016
Tom Chambers was raised in the Amish farm country of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Tom completed a B.F.A. from Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota, Florida in 1985 majoring in graphic design with an emphasis in
photography. He worked as a graphic designer for many years, including packaging and magazine design. Since 1998 Tom has exhibited photomontage images from eight photographic series both nationally and internationally in twenty solo exhibitions and over seventy group exhibitions and art fairs. Tom is represented by a four galleries in the United States and one in Europe. His work has been shown nationally and internationally through solo and group exhibitions, as well as in a wide range of print and online publications. His work is in a number of museum and
private collections worldwide, and he has received recognition for his photography through a variety of awards. Tom has received fellowships from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
In "To The Edge - Exploring Iceland" I stretched to look underneath, above, and around the edges of the landscape. What mattered was not right before my eyes, but delicately hidden in glaciers, volcanic rock, and ice, all of which have endured over many millennia. My photomontage series “To the Edge” celebrates the biodiversity of the natural world.