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Artists' Statement and Biographies: Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo

Angelo Lomeo was born in New York City. He studied industrial art but soon turned to photography full time. He has traveled widely on assignment, in this country and abroad. His personal photography often involves the themes of the Human Presence in Nature, The Use of the Land, The Transience of Things, The Perfection of Nature's Design and Abstraction.

Sonja Bullaty, born in Czechoslovakia, was assistant to renowned Czech photographer Josef Sudek in Prague. She has done assignment photography for magazines, books, and advertising in this country and abroad. Personal projects involve themes such as Kafka's Prague, The Seasons, Ways of Seeing the World's Landscapes and Cityscapes, Nature, Light and Color.

Bullaty and Lomeo have exhibited their work together and separately, in this country and abroad. Their work has been shown at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; International Center of Photography, NYC; George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; Museum of Modern Art, San Paolo, Brazil; UMPRUM Museum, Prague, Czechoslovakia; Witkin, Neikrug, Cityana, Space, and Nikon House Galleries, NYC; the DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; and others.

Books by Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo include: Provence, Tuscany, and Venice and the Veneto (Abbeville Press), Circle of Seasons: Central Park Celebrated (Amaryllis), and Vermont in all Weathers (Viking). Their photographs have appeared in Life, Time, Orion, Audubon, Geo, Horizon, Horticulture, and numerous other prestigious publications. Their next book, America, will be published by Abbeville Press in 1999.

Bullaty and Lomeo were the first recipients of The Orion Society's Olivia Ladd Gilliam Award. The Olivia Ladd Gilliam Award is an annual award given to an individual or individuals whose work in the fine arts (i.e., painting, photography, sculpture, music, etc.) has made a significant contribution toward deepening our individual and cultural bonds to the natural community of life. In giving this award, The Orion Society wishes to highlight the critical role that the fine arts play in nurturing nature literacy and offering hopeful models for a mindful and heartful disposition toward nature.

Sonja and Angelo were also invited to take part in our 1998 conference co-sponsored with the Rhode Island School of Design, Reimagining Ecology: Art and Design in Community with Nature.

A portfolio of their work was published in the Winter 1996 issue of Orion. To order a copy of this issue, please visit The Orion Society Marketplace, call (413) 528-4422, write The Orion Society, 195 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230, or e-mail us at orion@orionsociety.org.

If you'd like to order their books (and many others), please visit The Orion Society Bookstore.



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