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  Gene Lowinger
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Gene Lowinger

 

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I discovered the joy of playing the fiddle (violin) while I was in college, and from then on music became the overriding passion of my early life. After graduating college I went to Nashville, Tennessee to play fiddle with Bill Monroe – the Father of Bluegrass Music – on the Grand Ole Opry. I returned to the New York area to pursue my violin studies with the world famous violin pedagogue Raphael Bronstein.

I studied photography at the New School in New York, and as a documentary photographer worked in Europe, the Middle East, and Russia. In the course of photographing musicians at their vocation, my work has evolved into a dialogue that looks to capture people engaged in activities that define their lives. I love street photography – being in the moment on the streets of New York City and photographing people going about their lives in their everyday environment. Creating images in b/w allows me to remove the distraction of color and helps to focus the viewer’s attention on the elements of the image that tell the story of the moment. I currently teach music and photography at my home in New Jersey, and play violin in local New Jersey orchestras.

I have had several music books published about bluegrass and jazz violin, and I have written numerous articles for music magazines.  My early photography work has been exhibited in a number of group shows in SoHo, New York, had current work shown in a number of venues in the New York metropolitan area, and most recently had a solo show at the Hoboken Almanac Gallery in Hoboken, NJ. My photographs have appeared in Bluegrass Unlimited, Strings Magazine, and the Journal of Country Music.  The University of Illinois Press publishes my most recent book, I Hear A Voice Calling, which includes a collection of photographs of Bill Monroe. A collection of the photographs from that book are on exhibit at the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky.


   



   


 

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