John A. Doddato

Fine Arts Photographer

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biography

John Doddato (b 1949) is a fine arts photographer who has explored various aspects of photography for over forty years.  He worked with a large format film camera using the classic darkroom process devoting his energies to creating finely crafted black and white images.  His latest work continues in the same style using the digital process.  His interest in the natural landscapes has led him to explore the rugged terrain of the American Southwest and to photograph Native American ancestral sites in the remote canyons of the Colorado Plateau.  Some of his recent work has been focused on the indigenous people in the rural mountain areas of central Mexico.  His primary subject has long been to photograph the natural landscape and makes up a large portion of his body of work.  John’s style has been influenced by studying the works of Adams, Weston, and other great photographers.  Some of his formal training has been working with John Sexton as photo assistant at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Co.  His photographs have been displayed in solo and group exhibitions throughout the Northeast.  A large portfolio of John's gelatin silver black and white prints of the American southwest is held in the permanent collection of the Rockwell Museum in Corning, N.Y.  His work has appeared in numerous publications, and is held in private collections in several countries.  He has won best of show in several juried art exhibitions for his photography.  John taught photography for adult education classes and conducted private darkroom lessons at his studio.  His credits also include professional industrial and architectural photography as well as professional sports photography.  Many of his color landscape photographs can be found in tourist and promotional publications. 

 exhibitions and publications

2017

Lens Work Magazine - "Seeing in Sixes" Collectors Edition

Photographers Forum Magazine

St. Augustine Arts Association

2015

St. Augustine Arts Association

St. Augustine, Fl.

2015

Miami Photo Salon

Miami, Fl.

2015

Art and Antique Studio

Melbourne, Fl.

2010

Arnot Art Museum 

Hobart College

2009

Tequisquiapan, Mx.

2008

171 Cedar Arts Center

San Miguel De Allende. Mx.

2007

Centerway Gallery

Anderson Ranch Arts Center,Co.

Art Association of Harrisburg. Pa. 

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, Co.

2005

Arnot Art Museum - Re-presenting Representation VII

Art Association of Harrisburg, Pa. - 77th Annual Juried Exhibition 

Arnot Art Museum - Gala

Anderson Ranch Art Exhibit and Auction

2004 and later

Corning Community College-  Atrium gallery

Art Association of Harrisburg Pa. - 76th Annual JuriedExhibition - Best of Show

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Co.

Avenue Art Gallery - Best of Show

ArtSpace Gallery, Owego, NY

Schweinfurth Gallery - Auburn, NY

The Gmeiner Art Gallery. Wellsboro, Pa.

White Apple Gallery-Ithaca, NY

Arts of the Southern Finger Lakes - billboard display

Arnot Art Museum - Natural Instincts

Campos Gallery, Rochester, NY

Publications

2009

Western Art Collector Magazine

2007

Photo Techniques Magazine

2004

Shutterbug Magazine

Awards

Best of Show - Art Association of Harrisburg, Pa.

Best of Show - Avenue Art Gallery

Best of Show - Gmeiner Art Gallery

Best of Show - Hammondsoprt Arts in the Parks

Photography Award - St. Augustine Art Association

Third Place - Art and Antique Studio of Melbourne, Fl

Photographers Forum Magazine 2nd place spring contest