Gene LaFord

Gene is an artist/photographer who holds a Master's of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Arizona State University. He taught Sculpture at Springfield College in Springfield, MA, and was one of eleven artists to form ZONE Art Center, an artist-run alternative art center dedicated to presenting contemporary art in all media. Gene was also a curator, member of the Board of Directors, and Director of the Valley Photo Center. ​ While living in Massachusetts Gene’s primary subject for landscape photography was the Quabbin Reservoir, located in the central part of Massachusetts, near where he grew up. Gene has also photographed the shores of Cape Cod, Portland, Maine, and Block Island, Rhode Island along with the quarries of West Rutland, Vermont and the sights of Rocky Mountain National Park. His approach to landscape photography has always been influenced by his study of sculpture and drawing, concentrating on the three-dimensional, sculptural forms in nature, and its linear compositions.