George Tchobanoglous is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, at the University of California, Davis. Photography has been a lifelong hobby and passion. He began taking photographs when he was fifteen and printing them in a makeshift darkroom in the cellar of his parent’s farmhouse in Patterson, California.
Professional and personal travels have provided George the opportunity to photograph throughout the world. The diverse photographs in this show, taken over a period of 50 years, reflect the wonder of finding unique people, objects, and settings to photograph. Where possible, the images taken at different locations and times are juxtaposed to illustrate a commonality of ideas and vision.
He has shown previously at the John Natsoulas Gallery, the old Faculty Club on the UCD campus, the International House Davis, and the Davis Art Center. A photograph of a spiral staircase from a previous show at the John Natsoulas Gallery, is in the Crocker Museum’s permanent collection. His photographs appear in his many textbooks, and in numerous articles for scientific journals and magazines.