ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jock McDonald, born in Vancouver, Canada in 1961, opened his photography and film studio in San Francisco in 1986. He is a self-taught photographer whose portrait work --both in black-and-white and color-- has achieved national and international critical acclaim for its distinctive use of wit, humor, pathos, and qualities of mystery. McDonald’s art has been widely published and exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, including exhibitions in the U.S., Mexico, Russia, Ukraine, and Cuba co-sponsored by the Mexican, Canadian, U.S., Cuban, and former Eastern European Soviet governments. His last exhibit, titled One World Portrait, was shown at the 2009 Cuban Havana Biennial, and he is scheduled to have an upcoming exhibit in Vancouver Canada titled Native Sons in 2016.