Jim Dougherty, A Retrospective
May 26-June 25, 2017
Reception June 9, 2017 Friday 5:30-8:00 PM
2235 E. 6th St. #102,
Hours Fri-Sat-Sun 11am-4pm and by appointment
Sharp-eyed, long-time readers of the Austin American-Statesman newspaper will remember Jim Dougherty’s credits under fabulous photos. They were art. Now, some of his works will soon be on display at Link & Pin gallery.
This retrospective is composed primarily of black and white selenium-toned gelatin silver prints.
Dougherty studied photography with the late Ansel Adams, Brett and Cole Weston and apprenticed with Austin commercial and portrait photographer Walter Barnes. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Journalism degree, he joined the staff of the Austin American-Statesman and served both as a copy editor and on the photographic staff.
While at the Statesman, Dougherty was elected to the board of directors of the National Press Photographers Association.
After 13 years at the newspaper, Dougherty opened a full-time commercial photographic business. His clients have included most major US news magazines, corporations, nonprofits, and state agencies.
During the time he was at UT, Dougherty worked in the Texas Attorney General's office enabling him to photograph two sessions of the Texas Legislature. Also in that era, Dougherty was the only photographer to document the storming of the Capitol by students opposed to the Vietnam War.