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1952 Born in Chicago, Illinois. Moves to Elmhurst, a suburb of Chicago at age two.

1963 Introduced to photography by a childhood friend in Elmhurst, Illinois.

1967 Received first 35mm camera from older brother Bill.

1970 Graduates from York Community High School in Elmhurst, Illinois.

1970-1974 Attends the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, to study fine art.vMajors in photography, and studies with Stephen Foster, Anne Noggle, Wayne R. Lazorik, James Craft, Ray K. Metzker, Roger Mertin, Thomas Barrow and Beaumont Newhall.

1974-1976 Attends graduate school at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Studies with William Larson, Michael Beacotte, Kenneth Josephson, and Leland Rice.

1976 Begins teaching photography in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1979 Receives National Endowment of the Arts: Emerging Artists Fellowship.

1984 Photographs the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.

1986 Travels to China to photograph people, places, and events.

1988 Receives John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.

1990 First solo exhibition, Pursuits of Happiness, Allentown Art Museum, in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

1996 Begins teaching photography at Philadelphia College of Textiles and Sciences.

2006 Receives Grant for Faculty Research, Scholarship, and Design, from Philadelphia University. Travels to the Southern states to make photographs.

2009 Streets of Philadelphia: Photography 1970 - 1985, The Print Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2011 Solo exhibition, Signs, Group M gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2012 Solo exhibition Haverford College, Authentic America.

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