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Tom R. Chambers

Freelance Photo Editor & Digital Artist

Location:Houston, Texas, United States
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Tom R. Chambers is a documentary photographer/visual artist, and he is currently working with the pixel as Minimal Art (Pixelscapes). He has over eighty exhibitions, off- and on-line, to his credit. His "My Dear Malevich" project has received international acclaim.

Chambers was Visiting Lecturer in Digital/New Media Art for the Fine Arts Department at Zhaoqing University, Zhaoqing, China, 2005 - 2007. He joined the Department to develop and teach a Digital/New Media Art Program.

He was invited by the National Institute of Design [NID] in Ahmedabad, India to conduct a three-week, New Media Art workshop for its New Media Design graduate students. The workshop culminated in the exhibition, NMA@NID.

Chambers was Executive Committee Member and Juror (2003 - 2005) for the International Digital Art Awards (IDAA). He was instrumental in expanding the content of the IDAA to include New Media Art, and served as on-line New Media Director (2004 - 2005). He was also instrumental in helping to bring the 2005 IDAA Exhibition to Beijing, China under the auspices of the Beijing Film Academy.

He was invited by the Fine Arts Department, New Media Art, Beijing Film Academy, Beijing, China, April 8, 2005 to give a retrospective lecture, Dyer Street Portraiture to Pixelscapes.

He organized and curated two hyperlinked photo exhibitions for the PhotoForum membership under the auspices of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), New York, U.S.A.

Chambers completed a three-year tour (1993-1995) as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa as Art Conservator/Curator for the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and as the Initiator/Instructor of The McEwen Photographic Studio for the National Gallery Art School.

He was invited by the National Gallery of Zimbabwe to exhibit Variations On The Dan Mask (December 1995; officially opened by the U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe)

Chambers received a U.S. Government Grant via the United States Information Service (USIS), Harare to exhibit Southwest Of Rusape: The Mucharambeyi Connection at the USIS Gallery (June-July 1995; officially opened by the U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe; and accepted as a part of the USIS Archives Permanent Collection).

His mixed media/interactive work, Mother's 45s was selected through national search for exhibition as a part of the Parents show at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A. (1992).

American Photo magazine listed one of his documentary projects, Dyer Street Portraiture in its March, 1986 issue.

His documentary project, Descendants 350 was shown throughout Rhode Island, and accepted by the Secretary of State (Rhode Island) as a part of the Rhode Island State Archives Permanent Collection (1990) (received a Governor's [Rhode Island] Proclamation).

Chambers founded and directed a not-for-profit, photographic arts organization and gallery, Viewpoint, Lubbock, Texas, U.S.A. (American Photo magazine reviewed one of the exhibitions at the gallery in its April, 1983 issue) (1982-1983).

He also founded and directed a not-for-profit, photographic arts organization, Photoreach, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. (1990).

He also served as an Advisory Panelist for the State of Connecticut Commission on the Arts (U.S.A.) to determine funding for residency programs.
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Photo Editing
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