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Mark Chester has been a professional photographer since 1972. He was Director of Photography and staff photographer at ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), in New York City. His photographs and/or feature stories have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Lo… Read More
Mark Chester has been a professional photographer since 1972. He was Director of Photography and staff photographer at ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), in New York City. His photographs and/or feature stories have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle/Examiner, Christian Science Monitor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Kansas City Star, Denver Post, among other newspapers and special-interest magazines. Chester created, produced and photographed the book, No In America (Taylor, 1986), a collection of tongue-in-cheek photographs of no signs. Previously, he photographed Charles Kuralt's book, Dateline America (HBJ, 1979). In 1987, Chester created and produced the traveling exhibition and catalog, Shanghai: In Black and White, in commemoration of San Francisco's "sister city", as part of the San Francisco-Shanghai Cultural Exchange Program. The photographs were displayed at the San Francisco Main Library, the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, The Kogod Arts Center of the Sidwell Friends School, Washington, D.C. and Colorado Gallery of the Arts, Littleton, CO. Chester's photographs are in permanent museum collections, including Baltimore, Brooklyn, Corcoran, Denver, Portland (Maine), San Francisco and other institutions. His images have been exhibited nationwide in galleries, including OK Harris (NYC), Camera Obscura (CO), San Francisco Airport and in galleries in Japan, Vietnam, London and other venues. Born in Baltimore, Chester grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of Arizona (1967) with a Bachelor of Arts degree. From 1988 to 2000, he was managing partner of a California games manufacturer. His work is included in the Rice/Polak Gallery in Provincetown. Chester lives in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Read Less
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