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Donald E. Camp

Donald E. Camp is an accomplished fine art photographer whose career began as a ground-breaking photojournalist. He earned BFA and MFA degrees from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. He is a Professor Emeritus at Ursinus College where there is a photography collection in his name. Camp has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Pew Foundation. He has had numerous exhibitions in museums and galleries in the US and abroad, and his work is in public and private collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Delaware Art Museum, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Camp adapted a unique non-silver process by using photosensitized earth pigments to portray his human subjects with a profoundly human quality. His ongoing project, Dust Shaped Hearts, counters stereotypes of African American men and encourages human unity. His work now focuses on men and women of all races, acknowledging that the struggle against ignorance and intolerance is a universal one.

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