Fellow: Awarded 2012
Field of Study: Science Writing
Competition: US & Canada
A resident of Berkeley, California, for most of my life, I have pursued a lifelong interest in photography and nature while also working as a carpenter and contractor. With Sylvia Sharnoff, I carried out the photographic fieldwork for Lichens of North America (Brodo, Sharnoff & Sharnoff, Yale University Press, 2001.) My images have appeared in numerous books, magazines and exhibits, and I am represented by the National Geographic Society Image Collection. In 2010 I wrote and illustrated a photographic essay, self-published through amazon.com, called Restless Peace: Images from the Cemeteries of Paris. With Suzanne Guerlac, I produced an exhibit in 2008 for the Townsend Center for the Humanities, University of California, Berkeley, entitled Vanishing (Portraits). Current projects include a field guide to the wildflowers and flowering shrubs of the Sierra Nevada and a field guide to the lichens of California.
Profile photograph taken in the Sierra Nevada, 2009.