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Uzzle, Burk 1938-

UZZLE, Burk 1938-


PERSONAL: Born August 4, 1938, in Raleigh, NC; divorced; children: Tad, Andy. Hobbies and other interests: Motorcycling.

ADDRESSES: Agent—Leica Gallery Inc., 670 Broadway, 5th floor, New York, NY 10012.


CAREER: Photographer. News and Observer, Raleigh, NC, staff photographer, 1955-56; Black Star news agency, New York, NY, contract photographer, 1957-62; Life, Chicago, IL, New York, NY, contract photographer, 1962-68; Magnum Photos co-operative agency, New York, NY, member, 1967-83; independent photographer, New York, NY, 1984-94. Exhibitions: Works included in collections at International Center of Photography, New York, NY; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Art Institute of Chicago, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France; Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA; and Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA.


AWARDS, HONORS: Page One Award, Newspaper Guild of New York, 1970; photography fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, 1975.

WRITINGS:


Burk Uzzle: Landscapes, introduction by Ronald Bailey, Magnum Photos (New York, NY), 1973.

All American, Aperture (New York, NY), 1985.

(Photographer, with others) The Other Side of the Mountain: The Story of Jill Kinmont, Perennial Library (New York, NY), 1988.

A Progress Report on Civilization: July 19-October 11, 1992, the Chrysler Museum, The Museum (Norfolk, VA), 1992.

Contributor of photographs to the New York Times, Fast Company, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, and U.S. News & World Report.


SIDELIGHTS: Self-taught photographer Burk Uzzle is a regular contributor to well-known magazines such as the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, and Newsweek. A Contemporary Photographers contributor described Uzzle's photographs as being "technically immaculate, direct views of ordinary events in the familiar world." The contributor also noted, "Like a good philosopher, Burk Uzzle tends to select trivial examples so that the form of his argument shall not be confused by the importance of the content."


BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:


books


Contemporary Photographers, 3rd edition, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1996.


other


About.com,http://photography.about.com/ (May 3, 2002), Peter Marshall, "Burk Uzzle."*

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