November 16 – February 2, 2018
Reception January 5, 2018 6 - 8 PM
Photographer, Tony Schwartz has been photographing all over the world since 2003. In the exhibition, Travels to China and Tibet, Schwartz presents his audience with a curated selection of photographs of his travels around China and Tibet in 2007.
Travels to China and Tibet will be on view at the Griffin at 530 Harrison Avenue in SOWA, MA, November 16 – February 2, 2018. A reception will be held on January 12th from 6-8pm.
“As long as I can remember I have been involved in the visual arts. This started with drawing as a child, and has included sculpture, oil painting and film photography. Since 2003 my artistic passion has been photography,” writes Schwartz.
“Much of my work includes images that are converted from color to monochrome….the use of sepia tones for this exhibition seemed to fit best with the nations visited and the subject matter of the images. This exhibition includes images acquired in China and Tibet in 2007. Though China has, in recent years, emerged in many ways into modernity, I chose to focus on images that reminded me of that nation’s rich past.”
Before devoting himself fully to photographic art Tony was an academic veterinary surgeon and immunologist. He has been on the faculties of several universities, most recently, the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, MA. There, he served as Professor and Chair of the Surgery Department and as an Associate Dean until retiring in 2005. He resides in Boston, MA and Peru, VT with his wife Claudia. Tony is represented by 3 Pears Gallery in Dorset VT. His work has been juried into many national exhibitions and has a permanent exhibition on view at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Tony has had solo and two-person exhibitions at Southern Vermont Arts Center, Copley Society of Art, South Shore Arts Center, Dark Room Gallery, Gallery Seven, Photographic Resource Center, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has produced two photobooks, Same Yet Different (2013) and Claudia’s Doll and Other Windows (2016). For his photographic work, he has received awards from Boston Camera Club, Cape Cod Art Association, New England Camera Club Conference, and South Shore Arts Center.