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Mel Hyman

Mel Hyman

My interest in photography stems from my senior year at the University of Rochester, where I studied under William Giles, and had my first exhibition, at the campus Interfaith Chapel (1971).

I spent much of the next 10 years documenting people and places in the Mid-Hudson Valley and exhibiting in Woodstock, Kingston, Middletown (NY), Fire Island, Poughkeepsie and New Paltz. Teaching assignments during that period included a one-year assignment at Vassar College.

My current work (from 2018-22) reflects many hours of walking the streets of Manhattan and North New Jersey looking for order amid chaos — wherever that might be.

My most recent show was a joint exhibit with Marcy Bernstein at the Roost Studios and Gallery, New Paltz, NY (May 2020).

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