December 27, 2004: Headlines: COS - Jamaica: Photography - Jamaica: Dusckspool: Jamaica RPCV Bill Owens: Suburbia Revisited

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Jamaica RPCV Bill Owens: Suburbia Revisited

Jamaica RPCV Bill Owens:  Suburbia Revisited

Jamaica RPCV Bill Owens: Suburbia Revisited

Bill Owens: Suburbia Revisited

Workshop history

Reworking themes that have a renewed contemporary edge - but working with a master of techniques whose eye is guided by the tools he uses to materialise his vision. Unlike many contemporary practitioners Bill remains true to the core values of Photography.

The workshop will be based around how to create a documentary project, researching, shooting and reshooting to get it right!

A chance to work with an artist who, while pointing his camera with razor edge precision at his subjects, somehow manages to respect those subjects and reflect his own humanity in the pictures. Maybe there's a secret?

(c) Bill Owens

About Bill Owens Extensive Website at, here's some abstracts....

Says Bill about his aspirations:

"My goal is to finish a documentary photo project conceived of some 20 years ago. In the 1970s, I published three photography books on the middle class in suburban California and began a fourth project on leisure. But in the early 1980s, I had to make a career choice between photography and supporting my kids. I left photography to turn my hobby as a brewer into a career. I founded and ran a brewpub for 14 years. With the recent reprinting of Suburbia and the renewed interest in my work, I would like to finish my project on leisure. This project, like Suburbia, will consist of photographs of friends, neighbors and the community I live in."


* Born 9/25/38, San Jose, Calif.; raised on a farm in Citrus Heights, Calif.

* 1963: B.A., Industrial Arts, Chico State College

* 1964-66: Peace Corps, served in Jamaica as a school teacher

* 1968-78: News photographer, Livermore Independent, Livermore, Calif.

* 1972-77: Published Suburbia, Our Kind of People, and Working

* 1976: Guggenheim fellowship

* 1977-79: Two NEA grants

* 1982-96: Founded and operated Buffalo Bill's Brewery, Hayward, Calif.

* 1986-present: Publisher of American Brewer Magazine

* 1999: Suburbia republished; working on Leisure, Americans at Play

Partial list of Suburbia exhibits, 1997-2000:

* Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

* Matthew Marks Gallery, New York City, N.Y.

* Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York City, N.Y.

* Stephen Bugler Gallery, Toronto, Canada

* Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, France

* Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, Calif.

* San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, Calif.

* San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, Calif.


* Center for Creative Photography, New York, N.Y.

* National Museum of American Art Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y.

* San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, Calif.

* Los Angeles County Art Museum, Los Angeles, Calif.

* Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, Calif.

* Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France

* Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden

* Oakland Museum, Oakland, Calif.

* San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, Calif.

* Numerous private collectors

When this story was posted in December 2004, this was on the front page of PCOL:

The World's Broken Promise to our Children Date: December 24 2004 No: 345 The World's Broken Promise to our Children
Former Director Carol Bellamy, now head of Unicef, says that the appalling conditions endured today by half the world's children speak to a broken promise. Too many governments are doing worse than neglecting children -- they are making deliberate, informed choices that hurt children. Read her op-ed and Unicef's report on the State of the World's Children 2005.

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Director Vasquez decries racism and discrimination 20 Dec
RPCV criticizes "harrassment by Russian government" 20 Dec
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