Gary Hamburgh taught at Walla Walla
College from 1972-2006. His formal education includes a Masters
Degree from Fresno State University and a PhD. from the University
of Oregon in Physical Education. He was the Department Chair of
Health and Physical Education at Walla Walla College for twenty-four
years. In addition he served for fifteen years as the men’s head
basketball coach and for six years as the head coach for men’s and
women’s golf. Gary has retired from teaching and is devoting his
full time to photography.
Gary became interested in digital photography in 2003 and has
studied under Scott Bourne at the Olympic Mountain School of
Photography in Gig Harbor, Washington. In addition he has developed
his skills by attending numerous workshops and seminars provided by
Art Wolfe, John Shaw, Rick Sammon, Darrell Gulin and Rick Holt. He
is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association.
Currently he considers rural landscapes in the Palouse region of
eastern Washington to be his most enjoyable subject to photograph.
His photos emphasize the many barns, colors and textures that are
present in that area. Photography has allowed him to see the world
as a beautiful and exciting canvas. He hopes to capture and share
images so that others may enjoy the beauty he experiences in this
region. His work can be seen at Parklane Gallery in Kirkland, The
Gallery on Bainbridge Island, Brickstone Design Gallery and the