Tom R. Chambers


 Photographer, visual artist

 Tom R. Chambers   is a documentary photographer and visual artist with over thirty "real" world exhibitions in the United States, Zimbabwe and South Korea and several "virtual" world exhibitions. He is self-taught with numerous photo/visual arts workshops and arts public programming to his credit. He founded and directed a photography gallery, Viewpoint, which catered to nationally-known photographers and was mentioned in American Photo Magazine. Many of his projects are now a part of various archives around the world, and he's currently working with digital manipulation as an art form under the namesake of New Directions. He's heavily involved on the Internet, having initiated and coordinated two hyperlinked photo exhibitions for PhotoForum and under the auspices of the Rochester Institute of Technology. He's also teaching documentary photography at various Web sites. A few of his "real world" exhibitions follow:

"People To People" (two-person show), Kumho Art Center, Kwangju, South Korea (accepted as a part of the Kumho Art Foundation Archives Permanent Collection), 1997.

"Variations On The Dan Mask" (solo show), National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa (by invitation), 1995.

"Southwest Of Rusape: The Mucharambeyi Connection" (solo show), Corridor Gallery, United States Information Service (USIS), Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa (grant - United States Government ; and accepted as a part of the USIS Archives Permanent Collection), 1995.

OEParents (OEMothers 45s) (group show), Museum of Contemporary Art, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A. (selected through national competition), 1992.

"Descendants/350" (solo show), Rhode Island State Archives, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. (accepted by the Secretary of State as a part of the Rhode Island State Archives Permanent Collection), 1991.

"Hot City" (solo show), Corridor Gallery, Rhode Island Hospital Trust National Bank, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. (grant - Rhode Island Hospital Trust National Bank; accepted as a part of the City of Providence Archives Permanent Collection; and received a Mayors Proclamation), 1989.

"Dyer Street Portraiture" (solo show), The Silver Bullet Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. (listed in the OENotable Exhibitions section of American Photo magazine, March, 1986), 1986.

Tom R. Chambers has his own homepage at http://members.nbci.com/_XMCM/tom_chambers/index.html


Tom R. Chambers may be contacted through e-mail to chambersdva@yahoo.com.
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