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Peter Garfield

Taking the Wrong Road to Success
Monday – February 2, 2015 
7– 9pmTalbot Community Center, Wye Oak Room


Mr. Garfield’s lecture is “Taking the Wrong Road to Success”.  He will illustrate the process of pursuing thematic photographic ideas and showing his personal work to illustrate his lecture.

Peter Garfield is an award winning advertising and magazine photographer. Over the last 20 years he has shot over 100 Washingtonian Magazine Covers, along with covers for Smithsonian Magazine, U.S News & World Report, and the Washington Post Magazine.

After graduating from American University, Peter abandoned his degree in political science for a life in photography. Throughout the years he has always maintained his relationship with his fine art. Garfield has lectured on photography at The National Museum of American Art, The Hirshhorn Museum, and been a featured speaker in the Smithsonians Masters of Photography series.

Garfield has gallery representation in Washington D.C., Lewes, Delaware, Great Barrington and Boston, Massachssetts. He has continued to create portfolios emphasizing visual sensuality and graphically strong images.

The search for visual beauty in the power and mood of a weather front passing over the Grand Canyon, and the impending crash of an individual ocean wave heading for the viewer are all an homage to the painter Auguste Renoir who said, “A picture should be something likeable, joyous and pretty. There are enough ugly things in life for us to not add to them”

Mr. Garfield’s work can be viewed at his website:


Link to Peter’s Website


Visitors are welcome to attend the seminar.