Corson Hirschfeld, author of the novels Aloha, Mr. Lucky, Too High, and Freeze Dry, was a professional photographer for thirty-five years in Cincinnati. He now lives in Norman, Oklahoma, with his wife Tassie Katherine Hirschfeld, an Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology with the University of Oklahoma. Corson has recently completed a new novel (not yet available) set in present day Oklahoma with references to the area's colorful and turbulent past.
formerly edited the Journal of Herpetology and has written scientific
papers, articles for consumer magazines, and museum essays. He has taught
photography at the University of Cincinnati, lectured at educational and
arts organizations, curated exhibitions, and has had one-person exhibitions
at galleries and museums including the National Museum of Natural History,
Smithsonian Institution (see Exhibitions).
articles on Corson and his art have appeared in Archaeology, Communication
Arts, Print, Professional Photographer and Photo District News.
His advertising photography has been widely awarded in design and art directors
competitions and he is represented in the Archive of Advertising Photography
at the International Museum of Photography.
photographs have appeared in magazines in the U.S., Europe, Australia and
Japan, including Architectural Record, Fortune, Money, Natural History,
Newsweek, Reader's Digest, Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, Omni, Parabola, Playboy,
Psychology Today, US, and the Washington Post Magazine.
Corson was a member of cultural delegations to China and the former Soviet Union. He belongs to the Mystery Writers of America and the Authors Guild and is a life member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). He is a former national board member and chapter president (Ohio Valley) of that organization.
Places of Power and
Objects of Myth and Mystery
has traveled to over twenty countries photographing Places
of Power, hand-painted black and white gelatin-silver prints of
ancient sacred sites such as pyramids, standing stones, and rock art. These
images tap the subconscious and inspire responses of reverence and
wonder that transcend cultures and time.--Southwest Art.
Objects of Myth and
Mystery Hirschfeld photographs masks, sculpture, and other ethnographic
material residing in museum collections. Resulting interpretive large-format
images are toned in gold and sepia. Rooted in surrealist attempts
to chart the dreams and visions of the unconscious they . . . convincingly
communicate the latent power of the assembled artifacts--Washington
from Places of Power and Objects of Myth and Mystery have
been featured in Audubon, Archaeology, BBC television, Graphis, Guess
Journal International, National Geographic Books, Time Life Books and
Southwest Art. (See Reviews)