Douglas Baz is an experienced freelance and fine art photographer who works throughout the Northeast. He studied with world renowned photographer Aaron Siskind and earned a master’s degree in photography from the Institute of Design in Chicago. His work has been shown regionally and nationally and is in a variety of permanent collections including the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian Institution. Doug has received numerous grants for his photographic work from the National Endowment of the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and other organizations.
Doug founded the department of photography at Bard College in 1975. He has also taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia College, and Florida State University. His experience as a respected teacher of photography enables him to communicate easily with his clients and to understand their photographic needs. He brings a special sensibility to his work, whether in his sensitive documentation of a family event such as a wedding or in the clarity and elegance of his architectural, editorial, and museum photography.
Doug’'s photographs have an enduring quality, capturing the essence of human experience with artistic grace. His black and white photographs have a seemingly infinite range of tonalities from silvery whites to burnished grays to velvety blacks, revealing a wealth of subtle information and nuance. The color photographs have a painterly sensibility and glow with inner light and vitality.
Among his many clients are the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Vassar College, Sotheby’s International, Bard College, Marist College, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library, Chronogram magazine, Tallix Foundry, Sleepy Hollow Restorations, Smith and Thompson Architects, Optimus Architecture, Albany Institute of Art, Omega Institute, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and countless artists and families.
Douglas Baz Photography has been selected as a 2008/2009 Pick for The KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS