These photographs are taken in the tradition of documentary photography; following individuals or groups of people (usually on the fringes of society) for long periods of time. In recent years I have photographed in the Los Angeles area. Many of these photographs are environmental portraits of people interacting with each other and their environment. They capture, explore and, question contemporary society and the relationship between individuals and their surroundings.
"Ray Calvin Wortham"
Otis College of Art and Design: Special One-Year Graduate Program: Fine Art '97
San Francisco State University: Bachelors of Arts degree in Geography '81
Certificate of Completion: Arri Amira Camera: AbelCine Los Angeles.
Certificate Candidate in Cinematography: UCLA Extension.
Certificate in Commercial Photography: UC Berkeley Extension.
2009 Solo Exhibition: " Los Angeles A Photographer's View": Corona Public Library, South Ave Gallery, Corona, Ca (curated by Jennifier Marlatt)
2007 Member's Exhibition:" Pacific Park" series Riverside Art Muesum, Riverside, Ca (curated by Peter Frank)
2002 Group Exhibition: Selected for " Ocean View" The Depiction of Southern Califorina Coastal Lifestyle, Muesum of the the American West, Los Angeles, Ca (curated by Kevin Jon Boyle)
2000 Juried Exhibition:" Pacific Park" series, San Bernardino County Museum, second in international competition, Redlands,Ca (curated by Mary-Kay Lombino)
1997 Group Exhibition: Otis Senior Show: Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, Ca " Pacific Park" series, (curated by Nancy Barton)
2010 FOTO VISURA magazine: LA A Photographer's View, (photo essay public archives) 12/04/10
2009 DEMOTIX News Agency: " Tony Vera " (Cultural Article) 07/07/05' "Dias De Los Muertos" (Feature Article) 02/11/ 08' "Pacific Park" (Feature Article) 17/10/09
2000 CREATIVE AMERICAN MAP COMPANY, contributing photographer, Ray Hillstrom Stock Photography Agency, Chicago, Ill
1996 AMERICAN RED CROSS, contributing photographer American Red Cross Los Angeles Chapter, Los Angeles, Ca
The Mission: The Early Years ( 1985-1990 ) blurb 2012 available at http:// www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2897622
Los Angeles A Photographer's View: http:// www.blurb.com/b/4404597-los-angeles-a-photographer-s-view
2000 San Bernardino County Art Association, Certificate of Artistic Merit, "Pacific Park" series
1996-97 The Otis Academic Scholarship
Warmer: Directed by Julie Weitz, Cinematography by Ray Calvin Wortham.
Photographer: By Ray Calvin Wortham; Produced in association with Vision Photo Design Production.