“I was invited to participate in the Fotografica Bogota held in May 2009, a gathering of 16 international photographers and 24 Colombian photographers. Photographs were displayed in different venues across the city of Bogotá, including major museums, historical buildings, and galleries. It was an exhilarating experience. Most remarkable was the piece Fetch measuring 24 by 65 feet displayed prominently on the front of the Archivo de Bogotá. A bit of a surreal experience, perhaps a parallel to my photography, I was amazed and grateful to view my work on such a large scale in the international arts community of Bogotá.”-Tom Chambers
Photographer Tom Chambers was raised in the Amish farm country of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Tom completed a B.F.A. in 1985 from The Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, Florida majoring in graphic design with an emphasis in photography. Since 1998 Tom has created photomontage images for sharing intriguing unspoken stories, all of which reflect his worldview and elicit a range of feelings in the viewer. Tom exhibits his photography both nationally and internationally.
Tom has received fellowships from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Tom’s photography is held in the collections of the National Museum of Photography, Bogotá, Colombia; California Sate Polytechnic University; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA; Santa Fe Museum of Art, NM; Museum of Realist Art, Boston; Sir Richard Branson, personal collection; and the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Entropic Kingdom, containing images from five series, was published by Modernbook Editions in 2012. Recently, Tom has completed two new series, “Illumination” and “Animal Visions”.