August 2017

Shapes and Shadows

Art Hop Reception: Thursday, August 3, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Greg Hubbard is a former award-winning photojournalist who currently teaches photography full-time at Fresno City College and has just finished his term as Department Chair of Visual Media Technology.

Hubbard, a sixteen-year newspaper veteran and former Chief Photographer at the Merced Sun-Star newspaper in Merced, CA, earned nearly three dozen national and state awards for his images from organizations such as the Associated Press, National Newspaper Association, San Francisco Press Club and California Press Photographers Association. Hubbard's freelance work has appeared in over 135 issues of nearly 90 national and statewide publications such as People Magazine, PC Weekly, Sports Illustrated, Victoria Magazine, Working Mother and Christianity Today; as well as six books. An award winning picture story developed by Hubbard later became the basis for a book and a made-for-TV movie by CBS.

Cupala Stairway

Though being a photojournalist afforded Hubbard a glimpse into people's lives, their joy and pain, Hubbard's true passion for photography is fine art based. Hubbard uses traditional photographic methods in his photography. Hubbard shoots 2 x 2 medium format black and white film in a Mamiya twin lens camera, prints on Ilford Gallery fiber based paper and then selenium tones the final prints. Hubbard is drawn to dilapidated interiors and exteriors of buildings as the main source of his inspiration. Hubbard deviated from his comfort zone for this show by, for the first time, scanning his negatives and using the computer darkroom to prepare his files and prints.

Lamp Shadow

Atrium Window

Hubbard's fine art and photojournalism images have been displayed in nearly 40 one-man and group shows throughout Central and Northern California. Hubbard is a longtime member of the Spectrum Gallery in Fresno.

Hubbard earned his Master of Arts in Mass Communications at California State University, Fresno and his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Minor in Photography, at California State University, Sacramento.