Gerald F. Bigelow
Gerald Bigelow has used photography in archaeological and anthropological research for over three decades. In recent years he has turned to taking photographs to explore and celebrate subjects such as traditional buildings and the ecology of North Atlantic regions including New England and the Shetland Islands, UK.
Bigelow works in both film and digital media, but he prefers film photography for its promise of archival survival; for the creative discipline it requires in judging a subject's color, light and movement; and for the freedom from computer time that it offers.
A native of upstate New York and a resident of Topsham, Maine, Bigelow teaches and conducts research at the University of Southern Maine. He received a Ph.D. in archaeology from Cambridge University , and he has taught as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Iceland.