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Don Gurewitz
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Don Gurewitz is an award-winning photographer and inveterate world traveler whose wanderings have taken him to more than fifty countries on five continents. He is a long-time Boston (MA)-area resident, and political and trade union activist. Until 2001, he made his living for 20 years as a machinist for General Electric Co. in Lynn, MA. A periodic victim of "down sizing", his travels until 2001 were accomplished for the most part during periods of layoff from GE.

Don's photographs have won awards from various publications, from the Boston Globe to Today's Photographer, and have appeared in exhibits in the United States and Great Britain. His images are held in numerous private, institutional and corporate collections. His work has been published in magazines as diverse as American Photo, Popular Photography, Photographic, and Solidarity, the magazine of the United Auto Workers Union. He was a featured photographer in the November 2002, issue of Photo Life, Canada's premier photography magazine, and in the May 2003, issue of the U.S. photo magazine, Shutterbug. His images have appeared in calendars, including the 1998 Nikon calendar; the 2002 Graphique de France Cuba and China calendars; and the 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 Graphique de France Tuscany calendars, minicalendars and poster. He has contributed to several annual photographic survey books, including the 1998 issue of Amateur Photography I from Graphis publishers, and five recent issues of Best of Photography Annual from Serbin publishers. More than 100 of his international images are featured in the companion books The Good House Book and Building Green published by Lark Press in 2004 and 2005.  His photos appear in other books by Lark, Houghton Mifflin, Workman, various university presses, and other publishers. He exhibits frequently in the Boston area and elsewhere. He is an accomplished public speaker and a frequent slide lecturer to school, campus, and community audiences throughout the country.

"For most of my coworkers the layoffs were a disaster. I was one of the lucky few for whom there was a silver lining: the layoffs gave me time to travel. I tried to take full advantage of this mixed blessing. I have been amazed and awed by what I have seen. I hope people will find in my images, not only the eye of a photographer and artist, but also the eye of someone with a social sensitivity, and the eye of someone who appreciates deeply the privilege of being able to see so much of the rich and varied cultures and natural places of our world."

See Also:

Griffin Museum of PhotographyReview of exhibit of Don's work from the Tibetan Kingdom of Mustang.

Shutterbug magazineCoverage of Don's work in Shutterbug magazine

The Good House BookThe companion books, Building Green, and, The Good House Book: A Common-Sense Guide to Alternative Homebuilding, feature more than 100 of Don's images from around the world, most of them architectural. The books, written by Clarke Snell, are published by Lark Books, a division of Sterling Publishing Company. You can find descriptions of the books at Lark's website (Good House and Building Green ). The books can be purchased at Amazon ( Good House and Building Green).

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