Rich Bergeman

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Rich Bergeman

richbergeman.zenfolio.com

Biography

Artist's Bio
Rich Bergeman


A native of Ohio and an Oregonian since 1976, I have been a writer, editor and educator during my adult career and a fine art photographer for nearly 30 years now. In 2007 I retired from my tenured position as instructor of journalism and photography at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, OR, but stayed on for another five years to coordinate exhibits in the college's art galleries on a part-time basis.

Through all that time I have found great joy in expressing myself through photography in a variety of forms, but primarily by pointing my camera backward, to the past. I am forever on a quest to find places on the verge of vanishing, particularly in the fringes of the Pacific Northwest, in hopes of capturing the beauty and melancholy of abandonment.

I use large-format film cameras, pinhole film cameras and digital cameras--whatever fits the project at hand--and I print in both the traditional platinum process and in contemporary archival pigment ink.

Since the late 1980s I have been exhibiting my work in numerous galleries, museums and art centers throughout the Northwest, from Spokane and Port Townsend to Portland and Eugene. I have mounted over 30 solo shows, and have been accepted in over 100 juried and invitational group exhibits in the region. Examples of my work can be seen at richbergeman.zenfolio.com, and published portfolios from several projects can be seen at richbergeman.zenfolio.com

 

Great Blue at Seal Rock

Great Blue at Seal Rock by Rich Bergeman

Oregon Trail Wagon Ruts

Oregon Trail Wagon Ruts by Rich Bergeman

Redwings on Reeds

Redwings on Reeds by Rich Bergeman

Sea Grass at Seal Rock

Sea Grass at Seal Rock by Rich Bergeman

Spring Feeding, Baker Valley

Spring Feeding, Baker Valley by Rich Bergeman

Stranded at Seal Rock

Stranded at Seal Rock by Rich Bergeman

Summer Lake Roundup

Summer Lake Roundup by Rich Bergeman

Afternoon Stroll on Cascade Head

Afternoon Stroll on Cascade Head by Rich Bergeman

Angus Spring Snowfall

Angus Spring Snowfall by Rich Bergeman

Olmstead Homestead, Washington

Olmstead Homestead, Washington by Rich Bergeman

Archival Photograph

16x20

Painted Hills

Painted Hills by Rich Bergeman

Archival Photograph

18 x 24

Goodnoe Hills, Washington

Goodnoe Hills, Washington by Rich Bergeman

Photograph

Flora, Oregon

Flora, Oregon by Rich Bergeman

Photograph

Fall Colors

Fall Colors by Rich Bergeman

Photograph

Castiglioni, Italy

Castiglioni, Italy by Rich Bergeman

Photograph

Arno River, Florence Italy

Arno River, Florence Italy by Rich Bergeman

Photograph

Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Japanese Garden by Rich Bergeman

Infrared Photo

Yachats Covered Bridge

Yachats Covered Bridge by Rich Bergeman

Infrared Photo