Biography

Kevin Saunders is currently in Villars, Dordogne France, where he owns and runs Chateau de Villars, a Maison d’Hotes and restaurant, with two self catering houses (www.gofranceholiday.com). British by birth, he attended Stowe School in England and then Merton College, Oxford University (with an MA in Modern History & Economics). From 1976 on, during his “career” years, he was both a British solicitor and an American attorney. With a significant career change in 2001, his photography moved to the forefront. And several successful exhibits followed.

Kevin has always been involved in his community. While in Atlanta, he served on the Boards of the Atlanta Opera, The American Friends of Stowe, The Merton College Charitable Corporation, The Atlanta Center for Contemporary Art (f/k/a Nexus), and the Midtown Assistance Center, an organization providing assistance to the working poor for prevention of homelessness in Atlanta. In 1988 he was co-founder of the Atlanta International Museum of Art & Design (now known as “The Museum of Design”) and was President and Chairman from 1988-1993.In France he has been the President and founding member of Festivillars, which puts on three concerts (classical, jazz and world music) in the season in Villars

Kevin has taken photographs from a very early age, starting with a Brownie 127 camera at age nine. Until 2001, these were always color images, but after joining a Black & White darkroom course at The Showcase School in Atlanta, he discovered his love of that medium and particularly his love of printing Gelatin Silver prints. That love of printing, and its meditative environment, propelled and changed his photography.

-KevinSaundersPhotography.com

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