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Zen and the Art of Photography

November 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


On Tuesday, November 15 at 7 pm the Bedford Center for the Arts Photo Group will host a virtual presentation by Douglas Beasley titled:  Zen and the Art of Photography.  Doug’s personal vision explores the spiritual and emotional aspects of people and place and is concerned with how the sacred is recognized and expressed in everyday life.

After receiving a BFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Doug worked for several prominent commercial photo studios before opening his own studio in Minneapolis, MN emphasizing commercial and editorial fashion.  As a strong feminist, he considers himself the world’s most unlikely fashion photographer, but greatly enjoyed the creativity and spontaneity of fashion photography.

Much of Doug’s personal work is supported by grants and commissions and is widely exhibited and collected.  In 2010 he had a permanent installation at the Castillo D’Albertis Cultural Museum on Sacred Places of North America.  He has been published internationally and featured in numerous photo magazines.  His first book, Japan: A Nisei’s First Encounter, offers insight into his journey to his mother’s Japanese homeland.  His most recent book Zen & the Art of Photography is a collection of Doug’s writing.  He has recently become the owner and publisher of Shots Magazine, a quarterly independent journal of fine-art photography, now in its 32nd year of publication.  Shots has long been his favorite photo magazine!

As founder and director of Vision Quest Photo Workshops, Doug provides workshops that emphasize personal expression and creative vision over the mechanics of camera use.

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This meeting is free and open to the public.  A meeting link will be sent to the BCA member email list.  Non-members wishing to attend Doug Beasley’s presentation as Guests should use the Contact Form on; select Guest Attendee under Inquiry Type.  Guests are welcome to attend two meetings, and then should join the Group if they would like to continue.

This program is supported in part through a grant from the Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

For more information contact [email protected].

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November 15, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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