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William Current, Richard Faller, and Arthur LaZar: Three Photographers from the Southwest

February 22 – April 01, 1972


William R. Current was born in Pasadena, California in 1923 and attended the Art Center School in Los Angeles (1948, 1949). His work has appeared in national magazines and has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, at the George Eastman House and in Rochester New York, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. A one-man exhibition of Current's work, organized by Hugh Edwards, Curator of Photography, was shown at the Art Institute of Chicago from March 20 through May 16, 1965. Current received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1964 for photographic studies of prehistoric dwelling sites in the American Southwest.

Richard Faller was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1941. He attended Boston University and the Philadelphia Museum College of Art and studied photography with Minor White (1963-64). Since 1964 he has had 8 one-man exhibitions of his work and has participated in 21 group exhibitions including Photography USA (DeCordova Museum, 1967) and Photography as Printmaking (Museum of Modern Art, 1968). His work is represented in three museum collections: Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Faller was appointed Artist-in-Residence at the Roswell Museum and Art Center effective June, 1972.

Arthur LaZar was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1940. Inspired at the age of twwenty by the photographs of Stieglitz and Weston, LaZar set out to photograph the landscape and architecture of the Southwwest. He has studied with Minor White and under his influence continued to explore with personla imagery the vitality and forces of the physical landscape, the relationship of man to his environment. He has taught workshops and participated in numerous group exhibitions. His work is represented in three museum collections: Philadelphia Museum of Art, George Eastman House and the Art Institute of Chicago. LaZar is currently Photographer and Assistant to the Director, Public Service and Advertising, Public Service Company of New Mexico.

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