Bob Avakian and his wife Gail visited Martha’s Vineyard for the summer in 1973 and it has been home ever since. As his photographic vision has evolved he has been drawn to the natural landscape and an exploration of night photography.

Recently Bob's night photography was awarded First Place in the Neutral Density Photography Awards 2014. He was selected as a Photolucida Critical Mass 2013 Top 50 photographer. In the International Photo Awards Annual competition Bob won 2nd place in the Night Photography category. In Photo Nights Boston’s “Photorama” his photography won 1st place. His work was also chosen to exhibit in the Danforth Museum’s “Photography Bienniel” and at the Cape Cod Art Association’s “All New England”, where he was awarded Best of Show.

Bob has exhibited work from his series "Between Night and Day" at the Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson NY in a two person show with photographer Stephen DiRado. He was awarded a solo show of the series at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset MA and in March 2013 he was the Featured Artist on the Photographic Resource Center, Boston's website PRCNEO.

His photos have been featured in Aline Smithson's, “Lenscratch”; in Wilson Cummer's New Landscape Photography blog and on the popular photo site Peta Pixel.

His work is in the collection of The Boston Athenaeum and the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital’s permanent art collection.

He is a juried member of the Cape Cod Art Association and the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, Ma.

RESUME

SOLO AND TWO PERSON SHOWS

2016 The Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

2015 The Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

2014 June, Cape Cod Art Assoc. Selected Solo Exhibit

2014 August, The Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

2013 Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY Night Photography: Stephen DiRado & Bob Avakian

2013 Photographic Resource Center, Boston, Northeast Exposure Online, March Featured Artist

2013 South Shore Art Center, Gallery Prize Award-Solo Show, June-July, William Baczek-juror

AWARDS

2017 Tokyo International Foto Awards: Portfolio, 2nd Place Category; Portfolio Personal, First Place, Gold

2016 Cape Cod Art Association: The National, Best American Landscape

2015 Focus Photo LA: Top 20 Finalist

2015 Photoville: The Fence, Boston

2015 Soho Photo: "Portfolio Contest" Finalist

2015 PX3, Fine Art Landscapes, Bronze

2014 Neutral Density Photography Awards 2014 1st Place, Night Photography

2014 Santa Fe Workshops "Water" Honorable Mention

2014 Cape Cod Art Assoc. "All Cape Cod" First Place Photography

2014 Still Point Art Gallery, "Landscapes by Day- Landscapes by Night" Best in Show-Portfolio.

2013 Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50

Photo Nights Boston, Photorama 2013 First Place Overall

2013 Cape Cod Art Association’s “All New England” Best of Show

2013 International Photography Awards 2nd Place, Night Photography

2013 Cape Cod Art Association “All Cape Cod” 2nd place photography

2012 Photolucida Critical Mass 2012 Finalist

2012 International Photography Awards Honorable Mention, Night Photography

& Honorable Mention, Landscapes

2012 Cape Cod Art Association’s “All New England” 2nd Place Award, Photography

2012 All Island Art Show, Martha’s Vineyard, Ma. Best of Show

2012 Cape Cod Art Association’s “The Big Picture” 2nd Place Award

JURIED GROUP SHOWS

2017 Sohn Fine Art, Lenox, MA. "Ten Spot: Photography" Portfolio Competition.

2017 Tokyo International Foto Awards Exhibition: Portfolio

2016 Center for Fine Art Photography: Portfolio Showcase #9

2016 Cape Cod Art Association: All New England

2016 Cape Cod Art Association: All Cape Cod

2015 Danforth Musuem of Art, Community of Artists, Honorable Mention

2015 Focus Photo LA: Photo Basel

2014 PhotoPlace Gallery: "The Built Environment" Brian Vanden Brink

2014 Diffusion: "The Matter of Light" Blue Mitchell

2014 Griffin Museum of Photography "20th Juried Exhibition" Aline Smithson

2014 Danforth Museum, "Community of Artists"

2014 New York Center for Photographic Art "Same but Different"

2014 Project Basho "Onward Compe 14"

2013 Danforth Museum, New England Photography Biennial 2013” Francine Weiss

2013 Griffin Museum of Photography “19th Juried Exhibition” Kathy Ryan

2013 Kiernan Gallery “Portfolio Showcase 2013” Lexington, VA. Vicki Goldberg

2013 Soho Photo Gallery, NY, "National Competition", Ms. Laura Paterson, juror

2013 SchoolHouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA. "Annual Juried Show" Arlette Kayafas, juror

2013 South Shore Art Center, Photography Now, Karin Rosenthal, juror

2013 Vermont PhotoPlace Gallery, The Magic of Light, Aline Smithson, juror

2013 Cape Cod Art Association, "All Cape Cod"

2012 Cape Cod Art Association, "All New England"

2012 Griffin Museum Of Photography, "18th Juried Show" Paul Kopeikin, juror

2012 Cape Cod Art Association "The Big Picture" Paula Tognarelli, juror

2012 Greg Moon Art, Taos, NM, "After Dark" Greg Moon, juror

2012 Gallery Seven, Maynard, MA "Into the Night" Lance Kemig, juror

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014 The 28 & Bank Gallery "Night Photography"

2014 Photolucida Critical Mass 13 "How one thing Leads to Another"
Gordon Potts Gallery and Houston Center for Photography

2013 South Shore Art Center, Invited Member Show

2013 Griffin Museum of Photography, Atelier 17 show

2012 Griffin Museum of Photography, Atelier 15 & 16 shows

COLLECTIONS

The Boston Athenaeum

The Martha's Vineyard Hospital Permanent Art Collection.

PUBLICATIONS

2016 Solsitce Literary Magazine

2016 Dodho Magazine: Issue #2

2015 Dodho Magazine "Night Photography by Bob Avakian"

2014 Gallery Kayafas: 'Out of the Frame"

2014 Peta Pixel "New England at Night" An Interview with Bob Avakian

2013 Vineyard Style Magazine, Spring Issue, Photography feature

2013 Lenscratch online Blog, Featured Photographer, January 15th

2013 New Landscape Photography, Wilson Cummer, featured on June 24

2013 Photo Eye: Art Photo Index

AFFILIATIONS

Juried Member: Cape Cod Art Association

Juried Member: South Shore Art Center