Jock Sturges, "Heather, Emily, Madeline, Rochelle, and Brittany", Woodstock, NY, 2003, archival digital print, 11x14"

Jock Sturges, “Heather, Emily, Madeline, Rochelle, and Brittany”, Woodstock, NY, 2003, archival digital print, 11×14″

Jock Sturges

Jock Sturges is a fine art photographer who currently resides in Seattle, Washington and is best known for his lifetime study of nudes and extended portraits of families in Californian counter-culture communities, Ireland, and on French naturalist beaches. He received his MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1985. Sturges worked with Richard Benson as a printer and business manager in Newport, Rhode Island before heading to California in 1978. He is represented by 25 galleries in eight countries including Robert Klein (Boston, MA), Yancey Richardson (NYC), and Paul Kopeikin, (Los Angeles, CA). Sturgesí photographs are found in the collections of museums including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (both in NYC), the Bibliotheque Nationale (Paris, France), and the Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art (Frankfurt, Germany). His book Jock Sturges (SCALO, Zurich, 1996) was published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art. Other titles to his name include The Last Day of Summer (Aperture, 1994), Evolutions of Grace (Gakken, 1994), Radiant Identities (Aperture, 2005) and Misty Dawn: Portraits of a Muse (Aperture, 2008). Jock travels to photograph, lecture, and teach throughout the world.

Jock Sturges has led workshops at CPW in 2000, 2001, and 2003.