MARY GRACE

Inspired by the human spirit, I photograph for beauty, not glamour.

For what resonates True.

2024 marks my 36th year as a professional photographer of people.

 

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Career Points of Interest

In 1990 I was awarded Picture Story of the Year’s Second Place by the Maine Press Association. This was for images of then-President George Bush Sr. A few years later I was privileged to be in the company of a different leader, assisting a portrait of the Dalai Lama atop his roof in Dharamsala, India. Early on in my career I was drawn to a workshop in Sante Fe with esteemed New York photographer, Rodney Smith, entitled the Black and White Spiritual Portrait. This proved to fit exactly my own motivation in this work. For many years I was graciously shown the way to make this work a living, apprenticing with fine art photographers Carl Hyatt, Mel Curtis and Phil Borges. And again, granted great fortune with Jesuit Father Patrick Twohy’s invitation to photograph members of the Salishan Tribes for his poetic book “Beginnings: A Meditation on Coast Salish Lifeways“. An Artist Trust GAP grant afforded my printing, framing and exhibiting images from India. Some of that work is represented by Asia Images Group. My humanistic bent proved to be a good match for healthcare, which became my bread and butter throughout the Nineties. And the past two plus decades I have been fully engaged with my Seattle portrait clientele, both commercial and personal.

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