Born March, 1949, in Buffalo N.Y. Family moved to San Francisco in 1950.
Graduated from Lick-Wilmerding H.S.
1969: Attended Ansel Adams workshop in Yosemite
1970-1973: Assisted Adams and workshop staff at numerous Yosemite workshops during this span. Worked with Adams in the field and darkroom, as well as help with workshop logistics and instruction.
1973: Graduated Cum Laude from San Francisco State with a degree in Art and minor in Geology. Also studied with Ruth Bernhard through UC Extension.
1973: Taught Photography at Urban School, San Francisco
1973: Moved to Halcott Center, New York, a small farm valley in the Catskill Mtns.
For two years photographed extensively for a book of photographs of Halcott. Book completed in 1976, with an introduction by Ansel Adams (published in May, 2004).
1975: Returned to SF and began working as a freelance photographer.
Published Halcott Center; Twelve Photographs, a portfolio of original prints. Edition limited to 55 sets.
1977: Taught photography at Merced Community College, in California’s San Joaquin Valley.
1979: Received M.A. from San Francisco State in 1979 for work done with the Dye-Transfer process.
1982: Participated in Meniscus portfolio,
an independent project involving 15 photographers of local, national and international reputation.
1982: Joined faculty of the University of California Berkeley Extension, teaching classes in Large Format Photography, Black and White Darkroom Technique, Lighting, and workshops in Architectural Photography, as well as location workshops in Death Valley, the High Sierra, and Yosemite.
Began teaching for UC Santa Cruz in 1988.
1982: Started specializing in Architectural Photography as a “commercial” field.
Architectural subject matter also became a major theme in my personal work around this time.
1985: Began work on a project on architecture in the national parks. Photography completed in 1989.
Project’s working title is Unnatural Wonders: Architecture in the National Parks.
1986: Charter member and co-chair of BASAP, the Bay Area Society of Architectural Photographers, working under the auspices of the American Society of Magazine Photographers (ASMP).
1990 to 1994: Photographed an immense construction site in the SW corner of San Francisco, to be published as monograph Parallel Landscapes in 2016, see below
1991: Began making “vellum” prints, a unique process using a toning procedure of my own invention.
1992: Completed first of two “hand-made books”: 25 Years. Limited to 22 copies.
1993: Completed second “hand-made book”: Halcott Center. A limited edition of 11.
1995: Spring; photographed in Prague and Bohemia
1998: Winter; photographed in Northern Italy
1999: Publication of the monograph, Along the Way; Custom & Limited Editions, San Francisco
2000: Fall; photographed the home of 19th century French photographer Felix Thollier, in the Forez in central France
2002: Publication of Monterey Museum catalogue, Signs Taken for Wonder
2004: Publication of the book, Halcott Center, a Catskill Mountain Valley; Shinbark Press, San Francisco
2007: Began shooting with a digtial camera in addition to traditional film
2008: Began printing platinum/palladium
2009/2010: commissioned by the University of California San Francisco to document the construction of the new Stem Cell Research building on their Parnassus Campus
2000- 2015: Selected by the University of California San Francisco to document the construction of the massive Mission Bay biotech campus and Hospital
2016: Publication of monograph, Parallel Landscapes, Shinbark Press, San Francisco
1976: Erpf Catskill Cultural Center, Arkville, NY
1977: Cerro Coso Community College, Ridgecrest, Ca.
1977: Merced Community College Art Gallery, Merced, Ca.
1978: Fresno State University Art Gallery, Fresno, Ca.
1985: Architectural Photographs, Soma Gallery and Caffe Soma, San Francisco
1986: “19 Photographs”, the Galleria, University of California Extension Center, San Francisco
1986: Landscape and Architectural Photographs, Reynolds Gallery, Utah State University; Logan, Utah
1988: Community Center Gallery, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
1995: Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles
1995: Halsted Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan
1995: The Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite
1997: Halsted Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan
1997: Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles
1999: Calumet Gallery, San Francisco
1999: Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles
1999: Photographers Gallery, Palo Alto
1999: Photo Eye Gallery, Santa Fe
2000: Howard Greenberg Gallery/Gallery 292, New York City
2001: Photo Eye Gallery, Santa Fe
2001: Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago
2001: Shapiro Gallery, San Francisco
2001: Weston Gallery, Carmel
2001: Photographers Gallery, Palo Alto
2001-2002: Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite Valley
2002: Monterey Museum of Art, Signs Taken for Wonder, Mary Murray, Curator
2003: Afterimage Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2005: Paul Paletti Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky
2006: White Room Gallery, Los Angeles: Artifacts
2009: Viewpoint Gallery, Sacramento: Artifacts, Landscapes, and Cafes
2010: Verve Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe
2011: Harrett Center Gallery, College of Southern Idaho: Forest’s Edge/Urban Fringe
2012: Smith Andersen North Gallery, San Anselmo, CA: San Francisco, from the 1970’s to the 21st Century
2013: Gallery 291, Mill Valley, CA: Scenes Encountered: a Retrospective
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
1972: Phoenix Competition, Santa Clara University. (Juried by Wynn Bullock).
1973: Monterey Museum Christmas Show
1974: Variety Show II, Humboldt State University. (Nominated by Ruth Bernhard).
1975: “Four San Francisco State Graduates”, Friends of Photography Gallery, Carmel, Ca.
1976: “Five Contemporary Californians”, Steven White Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca.
1977: “Landscape Photographs”, Silver Image Gallery, Seattle, Wa.
1978: San Francisco State Open Competition
1979: “The Land”, a traveling exhibit of photographs
organized by the Catskill Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY
1979: San Francisco State Open Competition
1980: Photography Open Competition, Westwood Center for the Arts, Los Angeles
1980: Coos Art Museum Competition, Coos Bay, Oregon (judges award)
1980: “New Photographics 1980” Central Washington University, Ellensberg, Wa. (purchase award)
1980: University of Wisconsin Fox Valley Competition, Fox Valley, Wis. (honorable mention award)
1980: “New Landscapes” Friends of Photography, Carmel, Ca.
1983: “Wright Morris and Mark Citret”, The North Light Gallery, Gualala, Ca.
1984: “Architectural Spaces” Competition, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY (purchase award)
1984: Benton county Historical Museum, Philomath, Oregon (Meniscus Portfolio)
1984: Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, Oregon (Meniscus Portfolio)
1985: Focus Gallery, San Francisco (Meniscus Portfolio)
1986: University of Arizona, Tucson (Meniscus Portfolio)
1987: Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, Ca. (Meniscus Portfolio)
1987: Royal Photographic Society, Bath, England (Meniscus Portfolio)
1988, 1991, & 1993: University of California Extension Faculty Show, UC Extension, San Francisco
1989: “Animals in Architecture”, Gensler & Associates/Architects
1989: “Picturing California”, the Oakland Museum
1990: “Legacy; 15 Protégés of Ansel Adams”, Arkansas Arts Center
1990: “The Desired Image”: The photographs of Michael Bry and Mark Citret, Amerika Haus, Munich
1991: “vache image”, Sainte-Gervais, Geneva, Switzerland
1991: Introductory Show, Weston Gallery South, Carmel, CA
1992: “Traditions in the American Landscape”, Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisc
1993: “Vast Endeavors”: the Photographs of Mark Citret and Joel Leavick; the Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA
1993: “Recent Acquisitions”: the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1994: “San Francisco: A City Landscape”, Mills Bldg., San Francisco
1997: “The Edge of Shadow”/Photographs from the Page Collection, Monterey Museum of Art
1998: “Dual Vision”: the watercolors of Merrily Page and photographs of Mark Citret, Mirren Gallery
Half Moon Bay
2000: Air Conditioned; Bonni Benrubi Gallery Gallery, New York City
2000: Beyond Bondries: Contemporary Photography in California; The University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach
2000: Visions of Summer; Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York
2000: Trees, Mumms Vineyard with the Ansel Adams Gallery
2001: Beyond Bondries: Contemporary Photography in California; The Friends of Photography, San Francisco
2001: Water Forms, Mumms Vineyard with the Ansel Adams Gallery
2001: Continuing Legacy, Ansel Adams Gallery, Monterey
2002: Through the Looking Glass; Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago
2004: Reflecting Buddha: Pasadena Museum of Art
2009: A Tribute to Don Worth (1924-2009), Influences and the Influenced; Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco
2009: San Francisco Plays Itself: San Francisco Camerawork Gallery
2009: Idaho Landscape: Harret Center for Art and Science, College of Southern Idaho
2013: Architecture: The Weston Gallery, Carmel, California
Timeless: The white Mountains: Gallery PHOTO, Oakland, CA
2015: Landlines: Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York City
San Francisco Observed; Chronicle Books, 1986
Philip Johnson/John Burgee Architecture, 1979-1985; Rizzoli, 1986
California Wildlands; the Nature Conservancy, 1988
Picturing California; the Oakland Museum, 1990
The Sierra Club, 100 Years of Protecting Nature; Abrams, 1991
Source Book of American Architecture, by G. E. Kidder Smith; Princeton Architectural Press, 1996
Beyond Boundaries; Contemporary Photography in California, Friends of Photography, 2000
The Dog; Edited by Ruth Silverman; Chronicle Books, 2000
St. Francis Wood; Outside Lands Media, 2012
Along the Way, published by Custom and Limited Editions, San Francisco, 1999
Signs Taken for Wonder; Exhibit catalogue for show at the Monterey Museum of Art, 2002
Halcott Center, A Catskill Mountain Valley, Shinbark Press, San Francisco, May 2004
Parallel Landscapes, Shinbark Press, San Francisco, 2016
COLLECTIONS (Public and Corporate)
Art Institute of Chicago
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Monterey Museum of Art
New Orleans Museum of Art
The Oakland Museum
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography
University of Kentucky Museum of Art
Bank of America
SELECTED TEACHING EXPERIENCE
1970 to 1973: Assisted Adams and workshop staff at numerous Yosemite workshops during this span. Worked with Adams in the field and darkroom, as well as help with workshop logistics and instruction.
1973: taught the first photography program at Urban High School, San Francisco
1977: taught photography at Merced Community College, in California’s San Joaquin Valley
1982 to 2004 (closing of the Extension Center in SF): taught classes for UC Berkeley Extension in: advanced darkroom ; photographic lighting, architectural photography, advanced seminal in photography, view camera photography; and location workshops in Yosemite, Death Valley, and Joshua Tree National Parks
1988 to 2007 (end of UC Santa Cruz’s Extension photo program): taught for UC Santa Cruz Extension: local workshops on architectural photography, view camera; photographic business practices; and location workshops in Death Valley and Gualala and the North Coast
2000 to 2007: taught a workshop , “The Expressive Image” for Santa Fe Workshops
2000 to present: teaches “The World Around Us” workshop at Center for Photography in Woodstock, NY
2001 to present: teaches view camera, “The World Around Us” and “Silver and Pixels” for Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite
2014 to present: teaches view camera, levels 1 and 2, and Advanced Black and White Craft, for Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco