Mary Ross

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Mary Ross is a fine art photographer and visual artist. In 1976, she began using video and computers to produce still images on film. As one of the first fine art photographers to do so, her photographs provide some of the earliest examples of how photography, video and computer technology converged in the 1970's, emerged in the 1980's, and eventually evolved into digital photography. Her video and computer generated still photographs and video art have been featured in hundreds of multimedia performances she's produced in collaboration with composer/performer Eric Ross, various musicians and dancers. She has exhibited extensively at galleries and museums in the United States, Europe, Israel and Japan. Her photographs are in the permanent collections of the Kunsthaus, Zurich; International Polaroid Collection; Herbert Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University; King's Library, Copenhagen, Bibliothèque Nationale; Paris and the Lincoln Center Library Dance Collection in New York City. Mary Ross has been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, and the Broome County, NY Arts Council. Articles about her work, and those she has written, have appeared in numerous publications including Popular Photography, the British Journal of Photography Annual, Videography and Digital Imaging magazines. She's the author of Video in the Artroom, a resource book for art educators and curator of the 1998 exhibition Pioneers of Digital Photography.