"Well, well, well... this is wonderful. No one told me it was like this!" Georgia O'Keefe
Bob MacDougall is a passionate amateur photographer of people and places, utilizing digital and film medium format cameras, as well as Fujifilm and Leica rangefinder cameras.
Having lived abroad for over 11 years in Europe, Asia, and SW Asia, he now resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife and 'Extreme Mountain Poodles' (EMP) Bambina and Mela.
Bob is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst (BBA), Webster University (MA), and Syracuse University (MBA). He holds linguist ratings in Thai and Italian.
He has won numerous National and International awards for his photographic work, including the Popular Photography International Medium Format Photography contest on two occasions; First Place (Animal Category) and Second Place (People) in the 2019 New Mexico Magazine Photo Contest; runner-up in the Hubbard Museum of the American West's 20th Annual Fall American Photography Exhibition in Ruidoso, New Mexico; plus First Place and Honorable Mention (People Category) in the 15th Annual New Mexico Magazine Photography Contest. One of his most rewarding honors was to have his photograph of a Hopi/Spanish girl celebrating Dia de los Muertos on the front cover of the February 2019 New Mexico Magazine.
Bob studied photography under Galen Rowell and Nevada Wier. Additionally, he studied at the Washington Center for Photography, the Corcoran School, and the Smithsonian. For 5 years he assisted and taught (assistant) workshops for a renowned landscape photographer whom Ansel Adams personally mentored.
Bob's major portrait photography influences include Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Yousuf Karsh, Edward Curtis, Albert Watson, Paul Strand, Dorothea Lange, David Michael Kennedy, Phil Borges, and Nevada Wier. His landscape images reflect the influences of Georgia O'Keefe, and Galen Rowell.
Bob also worked with the New Mexico Photography Field School as well as the Eloquent Light Photography Workshops in Santa Fe, New Mexico for several years where he brought his enthusiasm to participants for making portraits and images of the western landscape.
Burma, Cambodia, Thailand, Italy, and the American West remain his favorite portrait locations.
His best critics and mentors remain his wife Mary, as well as his brother-in-law Paul Donnelly, an award-winning, multi-time Art Teacher of the Year in Massachusetts.
Current projects include photographing the people, ranchers and farmers of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and the Southwest.
Bob's images have been published in New Mexico Magazine, Popular Photography Magazine, Steamboat Magazine, Hubbard Museum of the American West (affiliate of the Smithsonian), Taos News, numerous photography workshop web pages/newsletters/brochures, Hasselblad's former outdoor newsletter/magazine, Steamboat PRCA Rodeo, and the Steamboat Pilot.
Bob's work is now represented by the Tularosa Basin Photographic Gallery (aka Photozozo) in Carrizozo, New Mexico. Photozozo is the largest photography-only gallery in the State of New Mexico, featuring only images from New Mexico and made exclusively by New Mexican photographers. www.photozozo.org