PhD (American Studies) Yale University
BA (English) Harvard College
Dick Blau’s interests range from psychological portraiture to experimental narrative, from ethnography to performance. His photographs and films have been exhibited internationally and are to be found in a number of important museum collections. His students’ films have won many awards, among them the Grand Prize for Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival and First Prize for Experimental Film at the Harvard Black Film Festival. Blau is author of Bright Balkan Morning: Romani Lives and the Power of Music in Greek Macedonia, photographs by Dick Blau, text by Charles and Angeliki Keil, soundscape by Steven Feld (Wesleyan University Press, 2002), and he is co-author of the Keils of Polka Happiness (Temple University Press Visual Studies Series, 1992). In addition, his photographs of the family are featured in a book on the theory of domestic photography. Living With His Camera, text by Jane Gallop/photographs by Dick Blau was published by Duke University Press in 2003.
Photo credit: Tom Bamberger