| Artist Biography
Byron Baldwin has been making photographs since 1970. He finished his graduate work at Ohio University in 1972 and has since lived in Charlotte, NC. He was a founding member of The Light Factory in 1973 and has taught photography at Myers Park High School in Charlotte NC and at area colleges and universities for thirty five years. His work has been exhibited widely and is included in the collections of the High Museum in Atlanta, Bank of America, the Library of Congress, R.J. Reynolds Corporation, the State Museum of South Carolina, the National Baseball Hall of Fame, The Mint Museum, The Levine Museum of the New South, New Mexico State University , Wells Fargo Bank and numerous private collections. His book “The 521 All-Stars, A Championship Story of Baseball and Community” was published in 1999. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants, and is represented by The Hodges Taylor Gallery in Charlotte.
Queens College, One man Show, 1975
Winthrop College, One man Show 1976.
Gibbs Art Gallery, Charleston SC 1979
The Southern Ethic, Traveling Exhibition,
NEXUS Inc. Atlanta GA 1975
Latent Image III, Duke University,1979.
Ten North Carolina Photographers, South Eastern Center
For Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC 1979.
The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte NC 1979.
American Vision, New York University, 1980
Southern Visions, York County SC Museum 1986-92.
The Psychological Landscape, Greenhill Gallery,Greensboro NC. 1988.Architectural Evidence / Reflection, The Light Factory,Charlotte NC 1990.
“The 521 All-Stars”, Museum of the New South, Charlotte NC 1999.
Byron Baldwin-The First Thirty Years, The Light Factory,Charlotte NC 2002.
“Paris”, The Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte NC 2006.
“Cuba”, The Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte NC 2008.
“Black and White”, Cabarrus County Arts Council,Concord, NC 2010.
“Location, Location, Location”, Cabarrus County Arts Council,Concord, NC 2011.
critics' pick 2008 Creative Loafing
BEST LOCAL ARTIST: Byron Baldwin
Baldwin has graced Charlotte with his talent forever, but as with Hodges Taylor Gallery, this is also not a lifetime achievement award. Baldwin is the kind of master photographer who manages to traverse genres seamlessly, without playing to the crowd and without losing himself. There’s a piece of the artist in every portrait, landscape, dumpsite, shanty or chicken shack he’s ever photographed. He’s Charlotte’s hybrid cross between painter Edward Hopper and Alabama photographer William Christenberry. A jewel in the crown.