Larry Blackwood is a self-taught fine art photographer with over 40 years experience exploring self-expression through photography. Born and raised in Kansas, he earned a Ph.D. in statistics and worked in that field for 30 years while pursuing photography part-time. In 2007 he switched to photography full time.
Larry has had major solo exhibitions in a number of venues including the Wichita Art Museum, the Center for Contemporary Arts (Abilene, Texas), the Museum of Idaho, the Hockaday Museum of Art, the Art Museum of Southeast Idaho, the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, the Hockaday Museum of Art and the Emerson Center for Art and Culture. His work has also appeared in many other major juried shows including venues such as the Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, OH; Viewpoint Photographic Art Center in Sacramento, CA; the Center for Visual Arts, Toledo, OH; the Center for Photographic Arts in Carmel, CA; the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, WY; and the Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, CO.
His work has been published in major fine art photography publications including LensWork, B&W, Shots, Color, Popular Photography, Best of Photography Annual, and Shutterbug. He has received a number of awards in international photography competitions including the World Photography Awards and the B&W Spider Awards and has received grants sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the states of Montana and Idaho.