Dan McCormack


About

I studied Photography from 1962 - 1967 at the Institute of Design in Chicago and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1967 to 1970. I began photographing the nude with Wendy, my wife while in graduate school. Then for over forty years I explored various techniques and processes while photographing the nude as a central theme.
In 1976 joined the Board of Directors of the Catskill Center for Photography and served as Vice President of the Board for ten years.
In 1982, I won a NYSCA-CAPS Photography Fellowship with a series of infrared nude images that I made of Wendy. With that series, I produced a monograph, "BODY LIGHT-Passages in a Relationship" in 1989.
I have taught at Purdue University, Pratt Institute, SUNY New Paltz, Bard College, Ramapo College, Mercy College before I came to Marist College twenty years ago.
I currently head the Photography program at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

In 1998 I began to work with pinhole photography. In 2009, I won the Ultimate Eye Foundation’s grant for Figurative Photography and had my work featured in an exhibition at the Peninsula Museum of Art in Belmont, CA.

In January to February 2010, I had a solo show at the Photography Center of the Capitol District inTroy, NY. I showed over fifty images from ten diverse series made from 1990 to 2010. In May 2013, I had a solo show at the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. In this exhibit I show 28 images from my Nude at Home series.


Works

Pinhole camera portrait of AllisonFay nude at home in Hudson, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Joy nude at home in Accord, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Molly nude at home in Kingston, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Amanda nude at home in New Paltz, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Amanda nude at home in New Paltz, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Amanda nude at home in North Adams, MA.

Pinhole camera portrait of Anna nude at home in Stone Ridge, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Anna nude at home in Stone Ridge, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Anna nude at home in Lake Hill, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Anna nude at home in Lake Hill, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Bridget nude at home in Rhinebeck, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Bridget nude at home in Rhinebeck, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Caitlin nude at home in Accord, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Caitlin nude at home in Accord, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Daybelis nude at home in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Elisa nude at home in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Emily nude at home in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Gladys nude at home in Port Ewen, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Helen nude at home in Stone Ridge, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Helen nude at home in Stone Ridge, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Jacki nude at home in New Paltz, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Jacs nude at home in Woodstock, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Lana nude at home in New Paltz, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Linda nude at home in Accord, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Linda nude at home in Accord, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Melissa nude at home in Beacon, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Melissa nude at home in Beacon, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Molly nude at home in Kingston, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Monique nude at home in New Paltz, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Robbie nude at home in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Robbie nude at home in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Pinhole camera portrait of Sekka nude at home in New Paltz, NY

Pinhole camera portrait of Vera nude at home in Tivoli, NY

Pinhole camera portrait of Vera nude at home in Tivoli, NY

Pinhole camera portrait of Vera nude at home in Hudson, NY