Water in the West Project
Global Water Project
American Public Library Project
New Deal Legacy Project
Mr. Dawson's photographs have been recognized by a Fellowship from the National Endowment For the Arts and by a Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize. His books include Robert Dawson Photographs (1988); The Great Central Valley: California's Heartland (co-authored) (University of California Press, 1993); Farewell, Promised Land: Waking From the California Dream (co-authored) (UC Press, 1999) and A Doubtful River (co-authored) (University of Nevada Press, 2000). He is founder and co-director of the Water in the West Project. Mr. Dawson's photographs are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Museum of American Art (Smithsonian Institution); and the Library of Congress. He received his B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz and his M.A. from San Francisco State University. He has been an Instructor of Photography at San Jose State University since 1986 and is now an Instructor of Photography at Stanford University since 1996.
Jean-Baptiste Simeon Chardin
Photo credit: Scala / Art Resources, NY
Acrylic and water-based oil