Considering the world

"The world is always new! That's why photography is such a great medium," says Tom Brown '79. From the subways of New York to farm kids in Chenango County, his photographs reveal his passionate vision and wide-open energy. Brown is equal part artist and entrepreneur who hasn't let his commercial work overwhelm his private vision. Travelers along Rt. 12 can view one of his panoramic photographs on a billboard just south of Norwich. The project was funded through a New York State Council on the Arts grant and Brown figured "if they were going to use taxpayers' money to fund artists, then I should put my work where taxpayers could see it." His photographs are also in private collections and museums throughout the country, including Colgate's Picker Art Gallery. Says Brown, "My pictures are my own poetry of the life I know with its humanity and lyrical beauty." Brown received his M.F.A. from the Yale School of Art and lives in Oxford, N.Y., with his wife Claire, children Jacqueline, 10, and Spencer, 6 and Otis and Fats. For more pictures or to comment on these, go to

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