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Tsar Fedorsky '82 (view alumni profile - login required)
Class  Year: 1982
Major at Amherst: History
Current Job Title: Photographer
Artist Website(s): http://www.tsarphoto.com
Artist Statement:
Photography allows me to combine my interests in people, travel and history.  
I began to photograph in high school and found out that I had a natural talent to create good pictures. It wasn't until after college and several years into the work world that I also discovered it was the best way for me to communicate. For me, photography combines both the internal and external.  
As I have evolved as both a commercial and fine arts photographer, I have found that it has allowed me access to many different types of people and experiences and that I have been able to share those experiences with my images.
Type of Art: Photography
Advice and Insights: Follow your passion. It is important to know when to follow someone's advice and when to follow your intuition. Experience and practice help make this easier to discern.
Awards:

  • The Center for Fine Arts Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado, Portraits exhibition:  juror Rodney Smith.
  • Best Friends Animal Photo Contest, two dog portraits selected Honorable Mention, juror:  Art Wolfe.
  • 2009 - Ridgefield Guild of Artists, 3 photographs selected; juror Nat Trotman, , Guggenheim, Ridgefield, CT
  • 2008 -  Hasselblad Masters semi-finalist
  • 2007 - INDWelling:  Living in a Female Body, 1 photograph selected for group  show; juror Joyce Tenneson, New York City.
  • 2006 -  “Tree in Landscape”, Honorable Mention, Panopticon Gallery,  Waltham, MA.
  • 2005 - Shots Magazine 87, Minneapolis, MN.
  • 2004 - Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA; juried by Andy Grundberg.
  • 2004 - Shots Magazine 83, Minneapolis, MN.
  • 1986 Full Scholarship to the Ansel Adams Workshops with Ruth Bernhardt, John Sexton, and Arnold Newman, Carmel, CA
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