Bill Burke

Fall, 2015

Bill Burke (b. 1943) received both his BFA and MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. His works are in many museum collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and many others.

Burke received five National Endowment for the Arts grants, and a John S. Guggenheim Fellowship. Bill concentrated his photographic efforts in Indochina for the better part of 20 years. A number of books came out of his time in Asia: I Want To Take Picture, Mine Fields and Autrefois Maison Privee. Most recently, Bill completed a project entitled DESTRUKTO which pokes fun at the contemporary art scene while paying tribute to Hunter S. Thompson, Ant Farm, Andy Warhol, and Robert Capa. He lives in Dorchester, Massachusetts where he is an instructor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.