After earning an undergraduate degree in Physics from Cornell University, Alex Jamison turned his attention to the art of photography and the fine print. His four year apprenticeship in Arizona with Frederick Sommer gave him an understanding of the physics of the visual field and the possibilities of the silver-gelatin print, and informed him widely in the visual arts. His more recent studies in painting and drawing with Hayes Friedman, focussed on the integrity of pictorial space; the development of palette; the manipulation of form; and the progressive accretion of the painterly surface, and inform his current work.
Alex has lived in the Washington, DC area since 1979. Among his activities he has:
Produced exhibition prints, silver-gelatin and pigment inkjet, for exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery and the National Museum of American History, both parts of the Smithsonian Institution, and for the Sander Gallery
Photographed art, artifacts, and architecture for a variety of institutional, commercial, and private clients
Taught classes in photography at George Mason University and the Corcoran College of Art + Design
Exhibited his photographs at the The Tartt Gallery and David Adamson Gallery in Washington, and at Tallera David Alfaro Siqueiros in Cuernavaca, Mexico