Archie Hamilton began exploring the art of the lens in 1965 as a member of the US Arms forces. While on duty in Mannheim, Germany he first explored landscape photography with a fixed lens thirty-five mm camera. Thanks to the activity center on the Army base, he was able to hone his craft and learn from talented comrades on the field.


Upon his discharge and return to the USA, he worked for a short time as a school photographer. Then followed a period of career exploration before a move to New York to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology. This lead to a contract as studio photographer, magazine and motion picture still photographer for The Board of Mission of the United Methodist Church both in the US and abroad, notably in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. 


Hamilton has been steadily exhibiting his work in solo and group shows across the US for the past thirty years.


http://www.archiehamiltonphotography.com


PHOTOGRAPHIC CHRONOLOGY


1986 | Group show, Sunday Soiree Suttons Club, New York, NY

1986 | 4/Visions, group show, 790 Riverside Dr. NYC
1991 | Solo exhibit, mundane Things, The Interchurch Center, New York City
2002 | Solo exhibit, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York
2002 | Annual City Island art show, Focal Point Gallery, group show, Bronx, NY
2009 | Group Art Show, 29th, Annual New Jersey small works exhibit, Art at the Old Church, Demarest, NJ
2011 | Black History group exhibit, The Asa Gallery, New York
2011 | Group show, Water Mill Museum's annual member's art exhibition, Water Mill, New York
2012 | Thank You Show, Springs, NY, (group show)

 

1988 | Meeting of the Differences / Manhattan Borough Presidents' office, New York City

1988 | Museum of Anthropology. Many Faces (group show) California State University, Chico

1992 | Special Time and Place, group show, The Cinque Gallery, New York City

1992 | Group show, Three Rivers Festival, Pittsburgh, Pa

1992 | Group show, Los Angeles County Fair, Pomona, Ca

1992 | National membership, group show, Silver Eyes Center, Pittsburgh, Pa

1993 | Group show, Three Rivers Festival, juried exhibit, Pittsburgh, Pa

1993 | Solo exhibit, En Foco touring galleries, New York Public Library, Mott Haven branch, Bronx, NY

1994 | Group show, The Warren Street Gallery, Hudson, NY

1996 | Solo exhibit, Columbia branc, Bonco Popular Bank, New York, NY

2000 | Cross Cultural Connections, group show, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York

2002 | African Journal, group show, Mehu Gallery, New York

2003 | Faces of Women, group show, Las Vegas Art Council, Las Vegas, New Mexico

2008 | West Side Arts Coalition, "Salon 2008", New York City

2008 | Group show, Art of the Wall, Tompkins Square Library, West Side Arts Coalition, New York

2010 | 5 New York Photographers, Grace Institute, New York City

2010 | Group show, "Seasons, photographic exhibit, The Rockville Center Library, Rockville Center, NY

2011 | "Thank You" group art show, Ashawagh Hall, Springs, East Hampton, NY

2011 | Exhibition/auction, Japan relief, The Salmagundi Club, New York City

2011 | Solo exhibition, ConEdison Lobby, Brooklyn, NY 2.

2011 | Group exhibition Women in our Lives, West Side Art Coalition, New York

2011 | Group exhibition Renaissance Fine Arts Gallery, New York,NY, (Holiday Art Fair)

2012 | The Photographic Exhibit, (Group Show)

2012 | Group exhibition, Springs, New York, Guild Hall, members exhibition,

2012 | Solo exhibition, East Hampton, NY, NEW YORK CITY, Chocolat RESTAURANT

2012 | Group exhibition, Art at The Old Church, Demarest,

New Jersey, 23rd small work show

2013|  Group show, Long Island Black Artist Assoc., The Shelter Rock Art Gallery, manhasset, New York

2013 | Group show, EmblemHealth company, west 125th Street, new York, NY

2013 | Bar Thalia Symphony space, Spring art exhibition, sponsored by Harlem arts alliance.

2013 | Group Show HPA/Overexposed, Springs, NY.

2013 | Solo exhibit 3 garden Art show, Brooklyn, NY.

2013 | Group show, "Absolute Freedom", Manhasset Public Library, Manhasset, New York