Mitch Dobrowner

United States 1956


Mitch Dobrowner
Mitch Dobrowner
United States
March 20, 2015
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Mitch Dobrowner derives his inspiration from the natural world, and from the masters of landscape photography who have captured it before him, in particular Ansel Adams and Minor White. Dobrowner began his quest of capturing the American West in 2005, and since then, storms have become one of his main subjects.

He was born in 1956 Long Island, Bethpage (NY) where he spent his formative years and during those years he felt as a lost teenager. Worried about his future and direction his life will take, his father decided to give him an old Argus rangefinder to fool around with. Little did he realize what an important gesture that would turn out to be for Mitch. After doing some research and seeing the images of Minor White and Ansel Adams he quickly became addicted to photography. Years later, in early 2005, inspired by his wife, children and friends – he again picked up his camera.

Working with professional storm chaser Roger Hill, Dobrowner has traveled throughout Western and Midwestern America to capture nature in its full fury, making extraordinary images of monsoons, tornados, and massive thunderstorms with the highest standard of craftsmanship. Dobrowner’s storm series has attracted considerable media interest (National Geographic, Time, New York Times Magazine, among others) and is presented in Storms as a deluxe, large-format, yet affordable edition. The book features an introduction by novelist and poet Gretel Ehrlich that focuses on the phenomenon of storms and on the landscape tradition of the American West.

He lives with his family in Studio City California.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015UntitledPhoto-Eye Gallery Santa Fe, New Mexico Solo
2015UntitledAfterimage Gallery Dallas, Texas Solo
2014UntitledCatherine Couturier Gallery Houston, Texas Solo
2014UntitledGADCOLLECTIONParis, FranceSolo
2013UntitledKopeikin Gallery Los Angeles, CaliforniaSolo
2013UntitledPhoto-Eye Gallery Santa Fe, New MexicoSolo
2013UntitledUniversity of La Verne Irene Carlson GallerySolo
2013UntitledLandmark: Fields of Photography / Somerset House, London England Group
2012UntitledSomerset House London, EnglandSolo
2012UntitledGADCOLLECTION Paris, FranceSolo
2012UntitledArt Elysees, Paris Gad CollectionGroup
2011UntitledJohn Cleary Gallery Houston, TexasSolo
2011UntitledBlue Sky Gallery Portland, OregonGroup
2011UntitledOrdover Gallery San Diego, CaliforniaGroup
2011UntitledArt Paris Gad CollectionGroup
2010UntitledKopeikin Gallery Los Angeles, CaliforniaGroup
2010UntitledPhoto-Eye Gallery Santa Fe, New MexicoGroup
2010UntitledArt Miami Contemporary WorksGroup
2010UntitledArt Chicago Contemporary WorksGroup
2009UntitledGADCOLLECTION Paris, FranceGroup
2009UntitledJohn Cleary Gallery Houston, Texas Group
2009UntitledWall Space Gallery Seattle, WashingtonGroup
2009UntitledPhoto-Eye Gallery Santa Fe, New MexicoGroup
2009UntitledAfterimage Gallery Dallas, TexasGroup
2009UntitledLishui International Photo Festival Lishui, ChinaGroup
2008UntitledSan Diego Natural History Museum Ordover Gallery San Diego, CaliforniaGroup
2008UntitledOpen Shutter Gallery Durango, ColoradoGroup
2007UntitledJohn Cleary Gallery Houston, TexasGroup