During the past two decades while working professionally as director and curator of art museums and galleries in Arizona, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Washington states, I have continued my pursuit of creative work in fine art photography. After a residency at the Emily Harvey Foundation in Venice, Italy in 2007, I transitioned from film practice using large and small format photography producing silver gelatin and Cibachrome prints, to the use of digital media that I now use exclusively. During the summer of 2015, I began working full-time as a documentary and fine art photographer.


Birthplace: Chicago. Illinois.

Lives and works in New Orleans, Louisiana.


MFA in photography with minor in art history, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington, major professor James Sahlstrand, 1984.


BS in photography with minor in journalism, East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas, major professor James Newberry, 1981.


Masking Indians, St. Joseph’s Night, New Orleans, 2010, color digital print.

Charles M. Lovell