Uzzle, Burk 1938-

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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.


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."



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

other, (May 3, 2002), Peter Marshall, "Burk Uzzle."*