Al photo 3


About Al Braden Photographer

I am an environmental and outdoor photographer based in Austin, Texas. More of my work is shown online at
www.albradenphoto.com. I’ve been actively photographing the Connecticut River for over 10 years - learning its ways - and producing a book in 2009.

I was raised in El Paso, Texas. Moving to Boston in 1967, I attended MIT and then moved to Vermont and later New Hampshire. I returned to Texas in 2004. Professionally, I’ve worked in many capacities in graphic design, advertising, marketing and commercial printing. I earned a BA in PhotoCommunication from St. Edwards University, Austin, in May 2007, completing a course of photographic study begun at MIT. There, I worked with both Minor White and Harold Edgerton. Minor was the poet, muse and spirit whose impact came from editing Aperture, organizing shows and especially teaching. Doc Edgerton, inventor of the strobe and high-speed photography, never ceased to be excited when showing someone high-speed phenomena for the first time. Those two sources, with their blend of technology and spirit drive my work.

Memberships:
American Society of Media Photographers, Texas Photographic Society, Houston Center for Photography, Austin Center for Photography, Center for Fine Art Photography, Photographic Resource Center

Publications:
National Geographic - Kids, LensWork Extended, Women’s Day, Everyday with Rachael Rae, Texas Highways, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Yankee, Ballooning, New Hampshire Magazine Calendar, Washington Post, Keene Sentinel

Shows:
2011 People’s Gallery, City Hall, Austin, TX; Simplicity Show, A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX; Americana Show, A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX

2010 Texas Photographic Society - Selected as Emerging Artist, July 2010; Houston Center for Photography, 28th Annual Juried Member’s Show, Houston, TX ;Texas Photographic Society, 24th Annual Member’s Show, Baylor University, Waco, TX; Texas National 2010, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX; The Serendipity of Wildflowers 2010, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, TX; High and Dry Show, Centennial Museum, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX; People’s Gallery 2010, City Hall, Austin, TX

2009
High and Dry Show, Texas Tech International Cultural Center, Lubbock, TX; One-man show: Seton Cove Spirituality Center, Austin, TX; People’s Gallery 2009, City Hall, Austin, TX

2008 Fotofest 2008,
ASMP-Houston, Houston, TX; One-man show: Prickly Pear Galleries, Austin, TX; Center for Fine Art Photography, International Exhibition, Ft. Collins, CO; High and Dry Show, Texas Tech International Cultural Center, Lubbock, TX

2007 Houston Center for Photography,
25th Annual Juried Member’s Show, Houston, TX; People’s Gallery 2007, City Hall, Austin TX; Center for Fine Art Photography, Digital Show, Ft. Collins, CO

2006 Center for Fine Art Photography,
People Places and Things Show, Ft. Collins, CO; High and Dry Show, Texas Tech International Cultural Center, Lubbock, TX; St. Edward’s University Senior Show, Austin, TX

2005 Texas Photographic Society
19th Annual Member’s Show, Houston, TX
2004
Sharon Arts Juried Member’s Show, Peterborough, NH; Stonewall Farms Juried Art Show, Keene, NH; Keene Art Walk, Keene, NH
2003
Sharon Arts Juried Member’s Show, Peterborough, NH; Keene Art Walk, Keene, NH
2002
League of NH Craftsmen, Concord, NH; Keene Art Walk Keene, NH