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Steve Babbitt


2023 - 2024 Pando Artist In Residence

Artist Statement

I am honored to be invited to be an artist in residence at the Pando for the coming year. I have been photographing nature in some form for over 40 years. I look forward to the relationship I will develop over the next year with the Pando. I live in the region of the Pando
and have been photographing and exploring the surrounding area for 25 years, however, I have not fully explored the Pando. It is a place like no other and I look forward to interpreting the Pando through my photography.


I am an artist, teacher and commercial photographer specializing in fine art and architectural photography. My art often focuses on the abstract quality of the natural world and the awkward and humorous way we coexist with nature. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area and currently live in Torrey, Utah. I had the great fortune to study at the San Francisco Art Institute where I earned both a BFA and MFA in photography. I taught photography at the university level for three decades and am a professor emeritus of Art and Mass Communication at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota. My photographs can be found in the permanent collections of The Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; the Getty Museum Library; the San Francisco Art Institute; Yosemite National Park; South Dakota Art Museum; Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria; University of South Dakota; University of North Dakota and the Dahl Art Center in Rapid City, South Dakota. I am represented by Gallery 24 in Torrey, Utah.

Steve Babbitt Sample Works

Copyright Steve Babbitt, Used with permission

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