I am currently vertical and ventilating and creatively engaged” in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Of all the fine art media that I studied in college, photography resonated with my creative spirit and has become a life-affirming pursuit. My creative evolution in photography is driven by my response to the environment and my curiosity about image-making processes and how these processes in turn affect my perceptions. Whether I work with the camera, in the darkroom, or on the computer, I look for juxtapositions and relationships that create new perceptions, fostering an appreciation of and a new insight into the nature of things--a transformative vision.
I have been engaged in photography for the last sixty years, both as a picture-maker and teacher at the University of Florida and Rhode Island School of Design, among others. After a firm grounding in the craft and vision of traditional black and white photography, I began to explore the potential of the alternative uses of the film/darkroom processes, notably multiple-negative prints and photo-sculptures. During that time, my photographs were included in many group exhibitions in this country and abroad, as well as in numerous one-person shows in New York and Chicago. I have received several grants, including two NEA’s, in 1977 and 1979. My work is found in permanent collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Addison Gallery of American Art, the Currier Museum of Art and the Princeton Art Museum.
In addition to an overview of my evolving digital images, the website douglasprince.com also contains the results of my decades-long devotion to camera/darkroom work, vintage silver prints and photo-sculptures. I began exploring the digital image in 1990. In addition to my love of the photographic image, these explorations include an appreciation of the aesthetic and creative potential found in painting and printmaking. Selected digital work is exhibited on line at Doug Prince Art Work
"…what is he searching for? Perhaps he searches for his destiny. Perhaps his destiny is to search."
– Octavio Paz, The Labyrinth of Solitude
DOUGLAS PRINCE - RESUME
Douglas D. Prince
587 Union Street
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801 (603) 812-7216 www.douglasprince.com
1968 M.A. University of Iowa (Photography major)
1965 B. A. University of Iowa (Fine Arts major)
2008-2017 New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH.
1993-1996 New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH.
1993-1996 University of New Hampshire, Department of Fine Art, Durham, NH.
1991-1993 Tufts University, Department of Fine Arts, Medford, MA.
1990-1991 University of New Hampshire, Department of Fine Art, Durham, NH.
1986-1989 Syracuse University, Photography Department, Syracuse, NY.
1984-1985 University of Rhode Island, Department of Art, Kingston, RI.
1982-1983 Northern Kentucky University, Department of Fine Art, Highland Heights, KY.
1976-1979 Rhode Island School of Design, Photography Department, Providence, RI.
1968-1976 University of Florida, Department of Fine Arts, Gainesville, FL.
PHOTOGRAPHY MEDIA EXPERIENCE
1995-2008 Manager/Staff Photographer, Photographic Services, UNH, Durham, NH.
HONORS AND AWARDS
2007 New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Artist’s Advancement Grant, Finalist
2005 New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Artist’s Advancement Grant, Finalist
1990 New York Foundation for the Arts, Artist's Fellowship
1986 Light Work Grant
1979 National Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowship
1977 National Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowship
1972 Le Prix de la Ville D'Avignon
LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS
2013 “Evolving Vision,” Society for Photographic Education, NE Conference, Portland, ME
2012 “Evolving Vision III” Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.
“Evolving Vision,” Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA.
2000 “Report from a Trained Observer Society for Photographic Education, National Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
“Light Construction,” Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
SELECTED ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2012 “Multiple Perspectives: New Work by Peter Milton and Douglas Prince”, UNH, Museum of Art, Durham, NH.
“Douglas Prince,” Through This Lens Gallery, Durham NC.
2006 “All Possible Worlds, Photographs by Douglas D. Prince,” Photographic Archives Gallery,
Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.
2002 “Doug Prince, Explorations in Image-Making,” McIninch Gallery, SNHU, Manchester, NH.
2000 “All Possible Worlds,” Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX.
“Light Construction: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
“Light Construction: Photo-Sculptures by Doug Prince,” The Art gallery, UNH, Durham, NH.
1995 “Doug Prince: Photographs,” Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.
1994 “Douglas Prince: 20 Years, 1973-1993,” Witkin Gallery, New York, NY.
1987 “Doug Prince, Italian Observations,” Witkin Gallery, New York, NY.
1980 “Doug Prince,” Witkin Gallery, New York, NY.
1975 Light Gallery, New York, NY.
1973 Light Gallery, New York, NY.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020 “25th Anniversary Exhibition”, George Marshall Story Gallery, York, Maine
2017 "The Same but Different," Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
"10th Photographic Image Biennial Exhibition," Eastern Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
2015 "One-of-a-Kind, Unique Photographic Objects", The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
2014 "The Photographic Object, 1970," Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY.
.2011 “Remembering Light,” Light Gallery 40th Anniversary, New York, NY.
“Photography into Sculpture,” Cherry and Martin Gallery, Los Angels, CA.
“Look Again: A Selection of Photographs from the Permanent Collection”, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA.
2010 “Florida Photogenesis, The Work of Creative and Experimental Photographers in Florida,”
“Photography in Chicago Collections,” The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
1985 “Work Based on ‘Boxes’,” Museo Tamayo, Arte Contemporaneo International Bosque de Chapultepec, Mexico.
1984 “20th Century Photographs from Hawaii Collections,” Honolulu Academy of Arts, HI.
1983 “Chris Danton, Doug Prince, and Robert Rauschenberg,” Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.
1982 “Harry Callahan, Doug Prince and William Cleft,” Photoworks Gallery, Boston, MA.
“Edouard Boubat and Doug Prince,” JEB Gallery, Inc., Providence, RI.
“Still Modern After All These Years,” Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA.
“Humor in Photography,” National Artist's Alliance, New Haven, CT.
1981 “The First International Photographic Exhibition,” Leicester Museum, Leicester, England;.
1980 “Photography: Recent Directions,” DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA.
1979 “Un Autre Relief,” Recontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France.
“Doug Prince, Bart Parker, Jerry Uelsmann, and John Woods,” Vision Gallery, Boston, MA.
1978 “Mirrors and Windows: American Photography since 1960,” MOMA, New York, NY.
“Collector's Choice,” Worchester Art Museum, Worchester, MA.
1977 “Photo-Synthesis,” Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
1975 “12 Photographers,” Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA.
1975 “Artist Biennial,” New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA.
1974 “Ten American Photographers,” Photographers’ Gallery, London.
“New Images in Photography,” Lowe Art Museum, Miami, FL.
1973 “Contemporary Photographs,” Princeton Art Museum, Princeton, NJ.
1970 “Photography Into Sculpture,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. "
SELECTED PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts.
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AR
Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware.
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia.
International Center of Photography, New York, New York.
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois.
Museum of Fine Arts, RISD, Providence, Rhode Island.
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York.
National Gallery, Washington, D.C.
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Princeton Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Photo Sculpture, Doug Prince, The Witkin Gallery, New York, NY, 1979. Twelve photographs, statement, biographical data.
Darkroom 2, Lustrum Press, New York, 1978. Edited by Jain Kelly. Four photographs: p. 97-109, statement and description of photo-sculpture process.
All Possible Worlds, The University of Northern Kentucky Press, Highland Heights, KY, 1999. Edited by Barry Andersen. Essay by Robert C. Craven. Seventy-seven duotone illustrations.