Phil Bard Photography About

Phil Bard

Phil has been producing photographs for over 40 years. For his landscapes he works with large format cameras and film and outputs his prints digitally. During the 70’s and 80’s he was a highly active rock climbing photographer, and shot with 35mm and medium format cameras, also with film. For 15 years he operated a commercial studio, performing assignments for corporate clients and various magazine organizations. He is formerly the owner of Cirrus Digital Imaging in Portland, Oregon, which provided quality scanning and digital printing to many other artists. Now retired from that business, he continues to shoot and travel with his partner, Alice Bonham.


  • Representation: Augen Gallery, Portland OR
  • Selected Collections: Portland Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Davis Wright Tremaine, Nokia, Murdoch Collections, Mohegan Tribe, William L. White & Co.
  • Publications/Commercial Clients: Life, Time, Newsweek, People, Outside, Playboy, Men’s Fitness, Climbing, Rock and Ice, Mountain, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Chicago Tribune Commercial Clients Nokia, JP Morgan & Co, US Bank, New England Life, Mattel, Patagonia, Technicolor, White+Associates, Rainbird, Toys ‘R Us, Gramicci, Chouinard Equipment, Hobie Apparel, Saatchi and Saatchi DFS, IMAX Theater, California Special Olympics
  • Education: Art Center College of Design, BFA Photography with Honors; College of William and Mary, BS Biology
  • Faculty Positions: Art Center College of Design; Pacific Northwest College of Art
  • Awards and Honors: The Leica Medal of Excellence 1987, 2 Addies/Ventura County Ad Club

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2008 Art in the Governor’s Office, State of Oregon
  • 2007 Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2007 Portland Center for the Performing Arts, Portland, OR
  • 2006 Cameraworks, Portland, OR
  • 2003 The Jonathan Club, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2002 The Arroyo Collection, So. Pasadena, CA
  • 2002 Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA
  • 2001 Perfect Exposure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2001 ArtShare LA, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2000 Prufrock Gallery, Pasadena, CA
  • 1999 Pasadena Municipal Courthouse, Pasadena, CA
  • 1998 Art Forms Gallery, Red Bank, NJ
  • 1995 National Park Service Visitor Center, Yosemite National Park, CA
  • 1995 Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Telluride, CO
  • 1994 Available Light Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 1994 Studio Walk, Portland, OR

Selected Group Exhibits

  • 2017 “Quest for Beauty,” Portland Art Museum
  • 2012 Visual Chronicle, Members Award, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
  • 2011 Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2010 “Two of a Kind,” Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2006 Photographic Image Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2005 Visual Chronicle, Best in Show, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
  • 2004 Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
  • 2004 Portland Opera, Portland, OR
  • 2004 Art in the Park, Lake Oswego, OR
  • 1997 Photographic Image Gallery, Portland, OR