James Bleecker

These photographs span the last decade of nearly four that I have worked in the Hudson River valley. While I have photographed landscapes, towns and cities, I have chosen a selection of rural scenes for this show. All are in Columbia County except “Allee,” (Tuxedo Park) and Quimby Farm (Marlborough).

Recently I have come to prefer sepia-toned black and white prints over color. Some photographs in this selection were originally printed in color. I regard my recent sepia-toned prints as distinct interpretations. Rather than numbering these prints in sequence with the old, I have begun new editions.

Photo of James Bleecker


Color photography


James Bleecker photographs the landscapes and architecture of his native New York State. Since 1983 his work has spanned independent fine art photography and commercial architectural photography. Much of his work has been commissioned by museums and historic preservation groups in the Hudson River valley.

About James’s work, Edgar Munhall, Curator Emeritus of The Frick Collection, has written,

"James's work is powerful and mature. Rigorously composed and technically perfect, his photographs can reduce you to tears by their beauty."

Berkshire Museum
Barry Diller/IAC
Albany Institute of History and Art
Fenimore Museum
Everson Museum

Grants, Commissions:
New York State Council on the Arts
Albany Institute of History and Art
Historic Hudson Valley
Rockefeller family foundations (various) The Frick Collection American Museum of Natural History The Morgan Library & Museum