John Pfahl is a prominent Buffalo based photographer who has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. He received his B.F.A. from Syracuse University’s School of Art in 1961, and his M.A. from the School of Communications in 1968. During the past five years, he has exhibited both independently and in groups at galleries such as Nina Freudenheim Gallery, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, George Eastman House, the National Gallery of Canada, the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Janet Borden Gallery, and the White Wall Gallery (Seoul, S. Korea). His art is owned by several public and corporate collections including: Chicago Art Institute, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Center for Creative Photography, Polaroid Corporation, Chase Manhattan Bank and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Pfahl has also received two separate Photographer’s Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. www.johnpfahl.com
This image is from the Altered Landscapes series, work that first won Pfahl acclaim in the Seventies. It is reproduced in the newly-published book Starburst: Color Photography in America 1970-1980.