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Chip Simone


Chip Simone has been making photographs for more than four decades. His interest in photography began in the mid-1950s and he was formally educated in the visual arts and the history and traditions of creative photography at the Rhode Island School of Design from 1964-67. Chip studied with world-renowned photographer Harry Callahan who inspired him to develop a personal way of seeing and to let photography give meaning to his life. Chip first exhibited work in 1966 at the Hallmark gallery in New York City. In 1973 he was a founding member of NEXUS, Atlantas first photography gallery. In 1980 his work was exhibited at the Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, NY. In 1982 he received a Photographers' Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1985 The French Ministry of Culture exhibited his work at the Chapelle De La Sorbonne in Paris, The Refectoir Des Jacobin in Toulouse, and The Centre Daction Culturelle in Angouleme as part of the Atlanta in France cultural exchange. In 1996 he published *On Common Ground, Photographs from the Crossroads of the New South*. Chips photographs are included in the permanent collections of Atlanta's High Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art (NY), The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, The Houston Museum of Fine Art and The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.