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Tom Lamb

ARTIST

Tom Lamb, a remarkable landscape and ethnographic photographer, invites you to explore the world through his lens. Through photography and textiles, Tom is a visual storyteller, dedicated to creating memorable photographs and raising environmental awareness. His work takes you on a journey from the skies to the earth, capturing the built and un-built landscapes, often in transition, abandoned, or in a state of transformation. Tom's images delve into our relationship with our planet's most precious yet increasingly endangered resources, striking a balance between the natural world and the marks we leave upon it.

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Tom Lamb
Laguna Beach, CA

949-338-1339

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Photography and Textiles

Tom Lamb

BIO

Education
Center of the Eye, Aspen, CO
BFA, Printmaking, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT MFA, Photography, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Selected Collections

  • Permanent Art Collection, Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA

  • Art Collection, Ogden Land Trust, Mountainville, NY

  • Permanent Art Collection, Pacific Arts Foundation, Pacific Club, Newport beach, CA Graduate Portfolio, RISD, Providence, RI

  • Art Collection, South Kent School, South Kent, CT

  • Art Collection, Dwight-Englewood School, South Kent, CT

  • University of Hartford Archives, West Hartford, CT

  • Regan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, CA

  • Summervail Art Workshop Legacy Project Archives, Eagle, CO

  • History Colorado Archives, Denver, CO

  • Smithsonian International Library Photo Collection, WDC

  • Ghana Heritage Trust, Cape Coast, Ghana, West Africa

  • Christo Archives, New York City, NY

  • The Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery, Bylkuppe, Karnataka, India

  • Art Collection, Aurodhan Art Center, Pondicherry, India

  • Art Collection, Pavilion of Tibetan Culture, Auroville, India

  • His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama library and Archives, Dharamsala, India

  • Ngagyur Dupgyud Choepheling Monastery, Norgyeling Tibetan settlement, Bandara, India

Artist Statement

Tom Lamb is a landscape and ethnographic photographer. He uses photography, as his primary tool, along with pioneering trends in new media. Tom has dedicated his life through the art of storytelling, to creating memorable photographs and championing environmental awareness. His images, both from the air and the ground, are of the built and un-built, often abandoned or in transition landscapes. His images examine how we interact with the planet’s most valuable but increasingly threatened resources. Tom is interested in the balance between the natural world and man’s mark on the land. It is the relationship between Lamb’s photographs and abstract painting that is perhaps the most direct association for the viewer and one that he emphasizes in his visual compositions. Lamb’s introduction to the art movement known as, Abstract Expressionism, came while he was a graduate student at the Rhode Island School of Design in the late 1970s. During that time, Lamb assisted artist Aaron Siskind, who was well known for his own abstract photographic work. Lamb Studio, a design, communications and photography workshop focused on environmental and cultural interpretation efforts. The studio has collaborated with nonprofits aiding in efforts from Tibet to Ghana, Suriname to Los Angeles. His work is published, exhibited and collected internationally.

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