Chris Ogden

Photographic Artist. Educator. Expedition Leader.
Specializing in fine art, landscape, and commercial still/motion photography.
Durham, North Carolina, USA


◊ Good vs. Great Photography [for CNPA, Duke University, etc.] (ongoing)

◊ Artistry+Skills Series:

Ordinary to Extraordinary (ongoing)

Shoot Any Time, Any Where (ongoing)

COLOR! - Color Theory & Psychology (ongoing)

COLOR! - Color Management: Camera to Screen to Print (ongoing)

Computers for Artists (ongoing)

Optimizing Your Photography Trips (ongoing)

Image Processing (Lightroom, Photoshop, and More) (ongoing)

DAM! Digital Asset Management (ongoing)

◊ The Best Camera (the one you have with you - iPhoneography) (ongoing)

Popular Photography Magazine’s Digital Days Roadshows

◊ Dozens of Photography Club Presentations, including: Waking Dreams: Antarctica (2007);  Maya Magic (2009); Cuba: Contrasts, Cultures, Changes (2011); Waking Dreams: Svalbard to Greenland (2012); Waking Dreams: Iceland (2013-14); Aerial Drone Photography (2014-15); Waking Dreams: Iceland Winter Wonderland (2014-15); Cuba Oriente (2015-16); etc.

◊ Various Authored Publications & Interviews (including recurring column in Camera in the Wild; interview in Au Courant Magazine, etc.)

◊ Dozens of photos published in Natural Stone Institute’s international quarry calendar (2010 thru 2016) and other work used in national ad campaigns, premium poster sets, cards, puzzles, showrooms, etc.  

◊ Featured Artist in Distinctive North Carolina Photo Book

◊ Click! Photo Festival Panelist w/Burk Uzzle and other luminaries about Digital Asset Management Best Practices


Shows, Awards, Honors:

Print Competition Judge/Lecturer/Critiquer for dozens of contests including:

◊ Will Grossman Annual Prize for Photography; Capital City Camera Club; Raulston Arboretum & Carolina Nature Photographers; Cary Photographic Artists, Wake Forest Camera Club; Chapel Hill Camera Club; Alamance Photography; Durham Photography Club; Bass Lake Photo Club; Sandhills PhotoClub; Click! Triangle Photography Festival Print Competition; etc.  

Select Group & Solo Exhibitions:

◊ VAE, Our Daily Migration, 2016

◊ Contemporary Art Museum, CAMstellation, 2016

◊ SCOPE The Southern Landscape, 2016

◊ Waterworks Visual Arts Center Museum, 525,600 minutes, 2016

◊ DAC, Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grant, 2016

◊ The Carrack Modern Art, Click! Opening Night: Cuba Oriente, 2015

◊ SPECTRE Arts, Electric Slides 2, 2015

◊ VAE, The Image, 2nd Place, 2015

◊ DAG 61st Annual Juried Art Exhibition, 2015

◊ Visual Art Exchange, N.E.W., Honorable Mention Award, 2015

◊ Through This Lens Gallery, Grossman Annual Prize for Photography, People’s Choice, 2015

◊ DAC Allenton Gallery, Solo Show, {elemental} Ancient Ice, 2015

◊ The Carrack Modern Art, Community, 2015

◊ Durham Arts Guild, Solo Show, DAG Gallery, Man's Nature {deeply threaded pairings}, 2014

◊ SCOPE The Southern Landscape, Merit Award, 2014

◊ Durham Arts Guild, Pixel & Grain, 2014

◊ Carolina Nature Photographers Association, Best Flower, 2nd Place, 2014

◊ Pleiades Gallery, Truth to Power 2, 2014

◊ Durham Arts Guild, Members, 2014

◊ Cary Fine Arts League, 19th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, 2014

◊ Durham Arts Guild, Faces, 2014

prior year samples…

◊ Through This Lens Gallery, Grossman Annual Prize for Photography, Best in Show, 2013

◊ Duke University HAND (Health Arts Network at Duke), Purchase Awards, 2012

◊ Wildlife NC Magazine, Annual Photo Contest Award, Landscape, 2010

◊ Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk, Durham, 1st Place, 2009

◊ ERUUF Gallery, Solo Show, Reflected Natures, 2009

◊ Cary Photographic Artists, Juried North Carolina, Best of Show, 2009

◊ Cary Photographic Artists, Juried North Carolina, 2008

◊ NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Nature Gallery, 2008

◊ Carolina Nature Photographers Association, Birds, 1st Place, 2008

◊ Carolina Nature Photographers Association, Monochromatic, 1st Place, 2007

◊ CenterFest Arts Festival, Best of Show Award, 2007

◊ Durham Arts Council, Solo Show, Solo Mojave, 2006


Other Recent Arts Roles:

Photoville, Durham Co-Director, The FENCE, 2017 (largest photography public art project in the world)

Durham Public Art Committee, Chair, 2013-present

Durham Cultural Advisory Board, 2013-present

Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) Oversight Board, 2014-present

Durham Art Guild Vision Committee, 2016-present

Duke-Durham Arts Initiative, 2014


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