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ALMA DAVENPORT: Biography

Alma Davenport received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design where she majored in Photography and minored in Printmaking and Ceramics. She studied with Harry Callahan during her undergraduate years. She earned her MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design under the tutelage of Aaron Siskind and Minor White. She is in the Fine Arts Department teaching History of Photography and Nature Drawing.

Davenport has also held teaching jobs at the Community College of Rhode Island, Brown University, RISD, and the Men's Maximum Security Prison in Rhode Island.

Her photographic work is displayed in museums here and abroad, and she is represented by galleries across the country. She wrote the college text The History of Photography--an Overview published by Butterworths/Focal Press.

Exhibitions:

1999 - New Bedford Art Museum - Curator and exhibitor

19th Century Photographers in a 21st Century World

Oglvie Mather, NYC

Kathleen Ewing Gallery, DC

2000 - Spring Bull Gallery - Newport RI

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo

American Perspectives

Hampshire Gallery, Northampton, MA

2001 - South County Art Association, RI

TF Green Airport, RI

2002 - Solo - Soho Photo, NYC

2003 - Newport Art Museum

Grant 2003-2004 - Polaroid Foundation

Lectures:

McDowell College, NC

RI School of Design Museum

Collections:

National Gallery of Canada

High Museum of Art, Atlanta

RISD Museum

Smithsonian

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