Mitch Dobrowner

Growing up on Long Island (Bethpage), NY – I felt lost in my late teens. Worried about the future direction of my life, my father gave me an old Argus rangefinder camera to fool around with. Little did he realize what an important gesture that would turn out to be.

After doing some research and seeing the images of Minor White and Ansel Adams I quickly became addicted to photography.

To make a long story short, I left home at 21, quitting my job, leaving my friends and family to see the American Southwest for myself. In California I eventually met my wife, and together we had 3 children, and created our own design studio - and the tasks of running a business and raising a family took a priority to Photography. During that time I stopped taking pictures.

Years later, in early 2005, inspired by my wife, children and friends - I again picked up my cameras. Today I see myself on a passionate mission to make up for years of lost time - creating images that help evoke how I see our wonderful planet.

I feel that I owe much to the great photographers of the past, especially Ansel Adams, for their dedication to the craft and for inspiring me in my late teens. Though I have never met them, their inspiration helped me determine the course my life would take.

Currently, I live with my wife Wendy, our 2 sons Jason and Joshua - and dog Jimi along with our new cat Jax in Studio City, California. Our daughter Asia, her husband Brian and their beautiful daughter Eliette live close by.

Solo Exhibitions:
Ordover GallerySan Diego, California - Sept 25, 2010 thru Jan 9, 2011
Kopeikin GalleryLos Angeles, California - Jan-Feb 2010
Gad Collection - Paris, France, Oct-Nov 2009
John Cleary Gallery - Houston, Texas, June-July 2009
Wall Space Gallery - Seattle, Washington, March- April 2009
San Diego Natural History Museum - Ordover Gallery - San Diego, California, May- August 2008
John Cleary Gallery - Houston, Texas, July- August 2007

Museum Collections:
Santa Barbara Museum of ArtSanta Barbara, California
Photography Museum of ChinaLishui, China

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Mitch Dobrowner is represented by the Iris Gallery

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