About US-american photographer Douglas Isaac Busch (b.1951, Miami Beach, FL)
Douglas BUSCH was a photographer for his high school newspaper. After graduating from the University of Illinois in 1970, he moved to Carmel, California, where he worked as an assistant to Morley Baer and Al Weber. He assisted Ansel ADAMS on Portfolio VI, washing prints. He assisted his mentor, Al WEBER, on workshops throughout the Four Corners area.
In 1974, he published his first photography portfolio, 'Portfolio I'. In the 1980s, he taught at the Victor School in Victor, Colorado. In 1992, he moved to Los Angeles. That year, he produced his first book, 'In Plain Sight,' which received an award for the best book of the year from a small publisher. In may 2005, he started with his wife the No-Strings Foundation, a 501(c) grant-making organization. Its primary mission was to provide direct financial support to individual photographers in the United States.
Photo books by Douglas BUSCH
- 'In Plain Sight' (1992); 'Tides in Time' (1994); 'Vestiges' (2005, 2006); 'Retrospective' (2005); 'Italian Gardens' (2006); Ä Self subject' (2006); 'Fallen Angels' (2006); 'Flesh as Canvas' (2006); 'Cruising Miami' (2006); 'California Gardens' (2006); 'Silent Waves' (2007, 2008); 'Appropriated Berlin' (2009); 'Scene on the Street' (2012); 'Zuma Foam' (2019); 'Suggestive Nature' (2019); 'Much Ado About Nothing: Notes in Passing' (2019); 'Holistic Architecture: Trancas Project' (2019); 'China Observations: Interested Indifference' (2019); 'Appropriated Berlin: Dead Like You' (2019)
Solo exhibitions (a selection)
- 1984: Victor School of Photography, Victor;t Tracy Felix Gallery, Colorado Springs.
1985: Viterbo College, LaCrosse, WI;t Burpee Art Museum, Rockford, IL.
1986: University of Maine, Portland, ME; A-Space Gallery, Madison, WI; Fermilabs, Chicago, IL; Carson-Sapiro Gallery, Denver, CO; Florissant Valley College, St. Louis, MO.
1987: United Banks of Colorado, Denver, CO; Denver Chamber of Commerce, Denver; Ida Public Library, Belvidere, IL.
1988: JR. Kortman Gallery, Rockford; Union League Club, Chicago; Rockford Art Museum, Rockford; Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL; Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL.
1989: Gallery Ten, Rockford; Gallery Ten, Rockford; Weiss-Morris Gallery, Rockford; City Hall, Rockford; James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.
1990: X-ibit Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Art Services, San Francisco, CA.
1991: Earl McGrath Gallery, Los Angeles.
1992: Steven Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles.
1994: X-ibit Gallery and at G.Ray Hawkins Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
1995: Linderman Gallery, Germany;t Fact Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.
1996: Borrone Gallery, Menlo Park, CA and at 451 Gallery, Rockford.
1997: Lotus Gallery, Salzburg, Austria; Photo Classics Gallery, Munich, Germany.
1998: Group V, Braunfeld, Germany and at Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA.
1999: Group V, Braunfeld and at Mannheim City Gallery, both Germany.
2000: Focus Gallery, Carmel, CA.
2005: Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts, UCLA, Los Angeles; 'Vestiges', Buró Trifels, Annweiler am Trifels, Germany; Maison de l'Archéologie, Niederbronn-les-Bains, France; 'Retrospective', Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany.
2006: 'Vestiges', Landes Museum Koblenz, Festung Ehrenbreitstein; Mainz Museum, Mainz as well as at Vertretung des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz und der Europaischen Union, Berlin, all in Germany; 'Italian Gardens', Museum für Europaische Gartenbaukunst, Dūsseldorf, Germany; Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts, UCLA, Los Angeles; 'Silent QWaves', Caprice Horn Gallery, Berlin; Art Moscow, Russia.
2007: Lumas Gallery, Berlin.
2008: Deutscher Internisten Kongress, Wetzlar, Germany.
2010: 'Water', Gallery 169, Santa Monica.
2012: 'Scene on the Street', Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA.
2013: Museum der Stadt, Dresden, Germany.
2015: 'Zuma Foam', Carnegie Museum of Art, Oxnard, CA.
2019: 'Platinum Photographs', Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA; 'Zuma Foam, Smart Phone Symposium', Mannheim Museum of Art, Mannheim, Germany.
- 1985: The Architectural Center, Chicago; The Lloyd Gallery, Spokane, WA.
1986: US Department of State, Washington, DC.
1987: Camera Obscura Gallery, Denver, CO.
1988: Art Institute, Chicago; Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC.
1989: Busch Gallery, Rockford; Art in the Embassies, Washington, DC.
2000: Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA.
2002: 'A Century of Photography', Cedar Rapids Art Museum, Cedar Rapids, IA.
2007: 'Breaking the Waves', Rustic Canyon, CA
2008: University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN.
2009: Tarryn Teresa Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; 'artHAUS 2009', Dogtown Station, Venice, CA.
2012: 'Horizons', Lumas Galleries; Hamburg, Stuttgart & Paris.
2013: 'Through the Ages: 100 years of RAM', Rockford Museum of Art; 'The Vernon Collection', Los Angeles County Museum of Art
2019: 'Smart as Photography', Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim