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Marion L. Brown
Date: American
Biography: Marion L. Brown is a fine art photographer living in Petal, Mississippi. His photographs have been widely exhibited, published and collected. They have been exhibited widely in the USA, Italy, Germany, Finland, Russia and other European Countries. They are in collections at International Center of Photography in New York; International Photography Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City; Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC; Fine Arts Museum in Houston, Texas; Fine Arts Museum of the South in Mobile, Alabama; Mississippi State University; Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, Mississippi; and photos published in Museum Ludwig's (of Cologne, Germany) exhibit catalog, in collections at Reiss-Engelhorn Museum in Mannheim , Germany; Center of Photography in Atlanta, Georgia, and the world-famous Helmut Gernsheim Collection. Marion published the Journal of Photographic Creativity & Expression for 7 years. Marion attended Ansel Adams' Workshop and Paul Caponigro's Workshop. Assisting at the Adams’ Workshop were the great photographers: Brett Weston, Jerry Uelsmann, William Garnett, Lucien Clerque, Henry Holmes Smith, Wynn Bullock, Alan Ross. He has also studied under Paul Caponigro, and Bruce Barnbaum and Jay Dusard. He is a frequent lecturer on creativity, photography & art and workshops' teacher. His writings and photographs have been published in numerous photography magazines. Marion has won awards for record album cover and Corporate annual reports,been awarded Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award as best photographer of 1997 and was nominated two other times. The Mississippi Museum of Art Quarterly Magazine in early 1990 wrote that Marion Brown was probably Mississippi’s most influential photographer.