More about James Bailey
James Bailey was born into a photographic household. His mother operated a small portrait and wedding studio in southern Indiana. His interest in personal photography developed in high school when he was attracted to the abandoned farms in the neighboring countryside.
He has an MFA in photography from Ohio University. James participated in a one-year residential workshop with photographer Minor White. He was a teaching assistant at Ansel Adams’ 1976 Yosemite workshops. He taught photography in the California Community College System from 1975 to 1985.
In the early 90s he took a long break from making images to pursue a new career and raise a family. He works at University of Oregon as an administrator unrelated to art or photography.
In 2009 he resumed his personal photography with a study of the Eugene Water and Electric Board’s (EWEB) “Steam Plant.” This work concluded in 2015.