Description The blades, bulbs, and stipes of Macrocystis pyrifera, commonly known as kelp or seaweed. Taken with slow speed slide film, two small strobes, and a Nikonos V underwater camera. Near Two Harbors, Catalina Island, CAWinner 'highly honored' award in the Nature's Best Photography Magazine Windland Rice Smith International Awards Competition. The winning photograph 'Giant Kelp' was on display at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian, Washington D.C. from October 2006 to October 2007.
Bruce Hall, Irvine, CA Member Since December 2007 Artist Statement Bruce Hall is a legally blind photographer, teacher, and autism advocate. He exhibits his photography internationally and is currently working on a large-scale, extremely personal project examining his twin sons' profound autism, as well as continuing to make underwater photographs along the California coast.
Hall’s work has been published in textbooks, magazines including National Geographic, as well as shown in juried art exhibitions internationally including: the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian, UCR/California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C., Photo San Francisco, Photo L.A., Flacon Arts Complex, Moscow, Russia, Galeria De Arte, Universidad Iberoamericana, Puebla, Mexico, Center for Visual Art, Denver, Colorado Insights, San Francisco, and the San Diego Natural History Museum.
The Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division recently purchased a portfolio of photographs from Hall’s Face to Face with Autism series for their permanent collection. Bruce was recently featured in a short documentary, Dark Light: The Art of Blind Photographers. Produced by Corinne Marrinan and directed by sports photography legend Neil Leifer.
Bruce lives in Santa Ana, CA with his wife and three children. He left teaching in 2003, and devotes his time to advocating for persons with developmental disabilities, and issues related to the blind. He continues to study photography, collaborating with a small group of friends and artists to pursue future projects. Current projects include work with the Blind Photographers Guild, Sacramento, CA, continued study of the underwater landscape of southern California, and collaborating with his wife on a long term project dealing with his twin sons profound autism.