"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."
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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
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