ART AND THE PHOTOBOOTH

Margaret Fox

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Margaret was one of the artists involved in the Photomaton exhibit.

From her website:

Margaret Fox has a rich and varied professional background in fine art, business and education. She currently owns her own photography business that specializes in corporate, editorial and special event photography.

Having studied fine art photography and graduating with an MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY, Margaret finds it a challenge to apply her photographic vision to commercial assignments. Some of her commercial work has received awards including a Print Regional Design Award for photographs featured in a US Savings Bond Brochure and an award from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) for Excellence in Color Photography. Her recent corporate clients include: MasterCard International, Praxair, United Nations Federal Credit Union and Verizon.

Her fine art photography is traditional in the sense that her pictures make individual statements. Although she uses a 4x5 view camera to capture highly detailed images she is thoroughly contemporary in her use of Adobe« Photoshop« to create the effects she wants. The software allows her to add that extra edge: an expanded realization of an idea in order to round out her artistic vision. The subject matter of her images rely on humor, and have references to language, art history and the American culture. Over the last twenty years her work has been featured in 8 solo and 21 group exhibits across the US and Canada, including the Katonah Museum, and the 2002 Westchester Biennial Show at the College of New Rochelle. In 2002 she was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) artist grant for photography.

As an educator, Margaret is certified to teach grades K-12 in New York State and has taught college level photography as well as adult education. She is a teaching artist for the Westchester Arts Council and in 1999 received a grant from the "Friends of the Rockefeller Preserve" to collaboratively teach photography with the preserve's naturalist to special needs students grades 5-8.

Other experiences include: photo editor of a corporate employee magazine and production manager for a corporate annual report where she managed a budget of $ 1.5 million for reports that were received by 1.3 million shareowners.

Margaret volunteers in her community by providing Pro-Bono photography for non-profit organizations and recently completed a term as a trustee for her local public school.

Contributed by Tim