Jerry Burchfield passed away on September 11th, 2009 after a long battle with cancer. He was 62.
Jerry Burchfield was an artist, curator, author and educator living in Southern California. From 1973 to 1987, Burchfield was the co-owner with Mark Chamberlain of BC Space Gallery, a pioneering alternative gallery space dedicated to showing non-conformist contemporary photography. From 1987 until recently, he was a Professor of Photography and Photography Gallery Director at Cypress College, Cypress, California.
Known as an environmentally conscious artist-activist, Burchfield's work has received numerous awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.
Jerry was a great man, a fantastic photographer, and a brilliant artist. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Barbara, his son Brian, his entire family and his limitless friends, colleagues, students and fellow artists. He will be missed.
Liz Goldner of Contemporary Art Dialogue has set up a blog site where you can comment on or write about your experiences with Jerry or the impact he had on your life. You can find it