This season we are pleased to feature the work of George Olson. His work is known for it’s wit and moving detail. We will be hosting an open house on Sunday, January 31 from 3:00 to 5:00. Please come by to meet the Artist and view some of his notable works.
George Olson, former Director of Photography of Sunset magazine, began his career with 12 years as a newspaper photographer, then moved to San Francisco in 1977 where he was based as a freelancer for 20 years. He shot for many different publications, including National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, Smithsonian and The New York Times, and had many corporate clients as well.
During that time, he also served as a freelance picture editor for many in the series of Day in the Life… books, as well as several other titles, all produced by the Day in the Life staff.
He was Director of Photography of the Collins book Baseball in America, and edited Planet Vegas for the same publisher.
Since 1992, he has served on the faculty of the Missouri University Photo Workshop. From 1999 to 2006, he was on the faculty of the Book Passage Travel Photography workshop, and also taught at the Photography at the Summit workshop in Jackson Hole.
He has served as a judge for several competitions, including Pictures of the Year; Best of Photojournalism; Women’s Conference on Photojournalism; and the Western Magazine Publishers Maggie awards.
A series of his humorous work was featured in an exhibit at Witness Gallery in 2010.
He is a member of NPPA, and ASPP, and is on the Board of Directors of the Photography Council, Portland Art Museum. He also serves on the Curatorial Committee for Camerawork Gallery, the oldest photography gallery in the U. S.
While on assignments, workshops and vacations, he always looked for personal black and white images as a Francophile and a Car Guy.
You can view George’s work by following this link- http://georgeolson.com