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Born in Seattle, Washington and raised in Billings, Montana, I have lived in Massachusetts since 1968. I've shown extensively throughout the United States, and my photographs are in many collections, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum,  and the National Gallery of American Art, and Corcoran Gallery of Art, both in Washington, DC.

 I have published three books of my photographs, which can be seen in the "Books" folder, below. I am also a Walker Evans scholar, and published "Walker Evans In Print: An Illustrated Bibliography" in 1995. Largely self-taught as a photographer, I also have a Masters Degree in Education from Harvard University.

 "The Snapshot Century" gallery, in the "Photo History" folder, features several hundred images from my vintage snapshot collection. I believe that collecting photographs comes from the same impulse as making them with a camera. Collecting has given me powerful training for my eye and for my imagination.

The two most active galleries in the web site are  "Singular Images" and "Close to Home." In the "Singular Images" gallery are new images and rediscovered older ones; "Close To Home" is a documenting of daily  life in lockdown in my neighborhood and home town of Belmont, MA during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

After visiting any of the galleries below, click on the little house icon before the gallery name at top left to return to this home page and my other galleries.

Contact me at: rpkphoto@comcast.net.

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