From a gallery bio about me:
Chris Walker grew up on a small farm outside rural Croswell, Michigan, where his parents instilled in him a near-reverent appreciation for the land and its natural inhabitants. Today we find in Chris a rare blend of artist and journalist with deep concerns for social anthropology and our ever-changing environment.
Walker has photographed for clients ranging from The Associated Press and The New York Times to Scientific American, Inc. and Camping Life magazine, where he was the photography columnist for five years.
Walker served five years as a general assignment photographer for The Blade in Toledo, Ohio, where he covered assignments ranging from hostage situations and food illustrations to professional sports and the epoch spring migration of sandhill cranes along Nebraska’s Platte River. As a photojournalist, he was part of a three-person team that earned a finalist spot for Investigative Reporting in the 2000 Pulitzers.
In spring of 2018, Walker had five images in the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, in Seoul, South Korea; and the previous fall, along with Andrea Star Reese and Steve McCurry, juried preliminary segments of the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards for the 2018 exhibition in Prague. He had seven pieces in the 2016 Berlin Foto Biennale, and in 2015 placed two portfolios in the UK’s Pollux Awards – one as a runner up, one as a finalist.
His website is on the New York Times’ “Most Provocative Websites” list, and in the past several years his work has been seen in texts such as Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age, and Artificial Lighting for Photography. He also edited, illustrated, and contributed copy to a chapter in Multimedia Foundations: Core Concepts for Digital Design. Recent magazine and journal publications have included six pages in VisCom Quarterly; 14 pages in Silvershotz, The International Journal of Fine Art Photography (Australia/UK); and 10 pages in Photo ART, Contemporary (Thailand).
Chris currently lives in Fargo, North Dakota, and is an Assistant Professor – across the Red River – at Minnesota State University Moorhead.