Chris Ogden

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

Shows, Awards, Honors:

LenScratch Profile: Stones Echo Portfolio, 2017

Emerging Artists Grant
, NC Arts Council & DAC, Ella Fountain Pratt , 2016

Select Group & Solo Exhibitions:
◊ Photoville (photo) FENCE, Durham, Stones Echo,  2017

◊ Slow Exposures, The Rural South, 2017

◊ DAG, 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition, 2017

◊ VAE, Our Daily Migration, 2016

◊ Contemporary Art Museum, CAMstellation, 2016

◊ SCOPE The Southern Landscape, 2016

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

◊ 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, Honorable Mention, 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


Print Competition Judging & Portfolio Reviewing:

◊ At dozens of events annually including:
Greenville Museum of Art Annual FOP Competition; Click! Triangle Photography Festival Juried Show; 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 Photography; etc.


Workshops, Courses, Presentations, Publications:

◊ Artistry+Skills Series:

Take Your Best Shot™: Ordinary to Extraordinary Photography [via Carolina Nature Photographers, Duke University, NC State University, etc.] (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, Lightroom/Photoshop Lecturer

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

Serenity Overflowing featured on the cover of "One" magazine supporting the work of poet laureates (2017)

◊ Dozens of Photography Presentations, including: Waking Dreams: Antarctica (2007);  Maya Magic: Guatemala (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); Essence of American Southwest (2017), 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 2018) and other work used in national ad campaigns, premium poster sets, cards, puzzles, showrooms, etc.  

◊ Featured Artist in Distinctive North Carolina Photo Book


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


To acquire work or inquire about hiring him for assignments, teaching, or custom photo expeditions, please get in touch.

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