"Never," to quote W. Eugene Smith, "have I found the limits of the photographic potential. Every horizon, upon being reached, reveals another beckoning in the distance. Always, I am on the threshold."

Thank you for visiting my website!

I’m Larry D'Attilio, an award-winning international fine art photographer, author, workshop leader and human rights champion. I'm based in Los Angeles, and since 2006 have also been working as an artist in Vietnam for many months at a time. 


My fine art degree is from the University of Louisville, and I also studied photography independently with Ansel Adams. As a professional artist, I've exhibited for many years in the U.S., Malaysia, Italy, and Vietnam, and I've taught photography in continuing education programs and workshops, mentoring hundreds of students (I continue to teach photography in person and online.) 

My work in Vietnam also includes raising money for a micro-loan program in Vinh Phuc Province that serves thousands of poor rural women’s startup businesses. A portion of the sale of each art print in the Vietnam collection or my book goes as a donation to that program.

I’ve had other careers in my life.

  • I was a pilot and the founder and president of the Bellanca - Champion Club, providing technical support to over one thousand owners of those two aircraft brands.

  • I was the successful co-plaintiff in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court Fast Track decision involving civil liberties for minorities.

  • I had a 31-year professional music career as a bassoon player for three major American symphony orchestras.

I produced black and white art early in my career, using large format cameras to make traditional images in the darkroom, while also pursuing my symphony career. Before the new century I’ve embraced color and have been entirely devoted to fine art photography, my earliest and first love.


Select Recent and Future Exhibits

2021 - Honorable mention, Budapest International Foto Awards - Budapest, Hungary

2021 - Invitee to the Pollux Awards - Barcelona, Spain

2021 - Honorable Mention - Moscow Foto Awards - Moscow, Russia

2020 - Group Exhibit - De Fence - Santa Monica, CA

2020 - Solo Permanent Exhibit - Pegasus Partners, Mequon, WI

2017 - Solo Exhibit - The Soul of Vietnam - Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX

2017 - Group Exhibit - Los Angeles Detailed - Annenberg Beach House, Santa Monica, CA

2015 - Solo Exhibit - The Soul of Vietnam - Workroom 4 Gallery, Ha Noi, Vietnam

2015 - Solo Exhibit - The New Global Women III - Heritage Art Space, Ha Noi,

2014 - Solo Exhibit - The Soul of Vietnam - The Museum of the Gulf Coast, Texas

2014 - Group Exhibit - Destinations III - Tapak Gallery -  Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

2014 - Group Exhibit - Destinations II - Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts

2013 - Solo Exhibit - The New Global Women - Alfons Gallery, Alverno College, Wisconsin.

2013 - Solo Exhibit - The New Global Women - Tamarack Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin

2012 - Solo Exhibit - The Soul of Vietnam - Tamarack Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin

2010 - Solo Exhibit - The Soul of Vietnam - Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin

2010 - Solo Exhibit - The New Global Women - Redline Gallery, Wisconsin

2009 - Solo Exhibit - Ha Noi Images - THO-Studio gallery - Ha Noi, Vietnam

2008 - Solo Exhibit - Ha Noi Windows - Milan, Italy

2007 - Solo Exhibit - Ha Noi Now - Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts


2009 - 2011 - Redline - Milwaukee - Mentor Artist

2006 - 2007 - Campus Ha Noi, Vietnam

2002 - 2006 - The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts


Permanent Collections

The Museum of the Gulf Coast

The Amarillo Museum of Art

The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts

Numerous Private Collections

The American Institute of Architects

Pegasus Partners, Ltd.


Thank You for Your Support:

Through Crowd Funding Online

Ford Foundation - Vietnam

Hahnemuhle Fine Art, U.S.A. and Germany

Anonymous Family Investment Company, Milwaukee

The Underwood Foundation, Milwaukee

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Mary L Nohl Suitcase Fund

Redline- Milwaukee Fiscal Agent Contact information

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