About

I am a visual artist and a southerner who traveled with my Army family from Georgia, where I was born (on an army base) to Japan, Washington, South Carolina, and to Alaska.

Penny, Video Still ©2018 Calvin Burgamy
Penny, Video Still ©2018 Calvin Burgamy

We crisscrossed the country  four times and lived in six different places. These travels may account for my forever roaming and restless eye. In this web site, I have attempted to categorize my photographs by specific themes or topics that emerge and reveal themselves to me ex post facto.

My photographs and videos have been shown at the Piedmont Arts Festival, The Rankin Gallery at Columbus State University, Georgia State University, The Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College, Eyedrum Gallery, Doogallery, Sycamore Gallery, and Youngblood Gallery. My photography influences and inspirations include Emmet Gowin, Duane Michaels, Alec Soth, Gordon Parks, Jerry Uelsmann, Sally Mann, Les Krims, Diane Arbus, Dorothea Lange, Henri Cartier-Bresson, my friend Kenny Gray and, of course, Louis Daguerre. I have an MFA in Studio Art (photography/video) and a BA in Film Studies from Georgia State University.

This web site presents three research projects – Banksy and the Art of Public Discourse, a comparison of the works of Robert Frank and Emmet Gowin*, and The Atlanta Church Project.

*The comparison includes an interview I did with Emmet Gowin.

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