Huntington Witherill was born in Syracuse, New York, in
1949. He moved to California in 1953 and began training in classical music.
Upon entering college as a music major, Witherill became interested in the
study of two-dimensional design. This shift in artistic medium eventually led to
career in fine art photography beginning in 1970. He studied under such notables
as Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Steve Crouch, and Al Weber
Witherill's photographs have been exhibited in more than
seventy-five individual and group exhibitions in museums and galleries
throughout the world. His photographs represent a remarkably varied approach to
the medium including landscapes, studies of pop-art, botanical studies, urban
architecture and digital imaging.
In 2000, an internationally acclaimed hard bound monograph featuring
Witherill's black and white landscape images entitled:
Orchestrating Icons, was published by Lenswork Publishing. Subsequently, a
second award winning hard bound monograph featuring his black and white
botanical photographs, entitled: Botanical Dances, was also published by
Lenswork Publishing in 2001.
Since having been the recipient of the Artist of the Year award presented by
The Center for Photographic Art, in 1999, Witherill continues to expand his
photographic vision. Beginning in 2002, he produced a remarkable series of
botanical images using color materials and the digital imaging realm. With these
new tools, Witherill has produced a body of work representing a creative and new
approach to the medium.
Since 1975, Witherill has continued to teach photography for a variety of
institutions and workshop programs throughout the United States, including the
University of California, The Friends of Photography, and The Ansel Adams
Gallery. He and his wife make their home in Monterey, CA.