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Happy/L.A. Hyder

Happy/L.A. Hyder



I am celebrating 48 years of making images.

My desire to photograph began in the 1950s as I became aware of the power of photographic imagery (although I wouldn’t have been able to articulate it at the time) through the Life magazines that came through our door weekly. A self-taught photographer, I count Margaret Bourke-White, W. Eugene Smith, and the myriad other pictorialists in Life’s pages, as my mentors.

Shortly after moving to San Francisco in 1969 and two days after using a

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