Tracy Valleau started taking photographs over 60 years ago, and today his work is part of the permanent photography collections of several museums and foundations. His photos have appeared in many books and magazines as well as exhibitions at the CPA, and in a solo show at the Triton Museum of Art. He is a past instructor of photography at the graduate school of the Academy of Art University, and he continues to review images, lecture and instruct. Mr. Valleau is a member of ImageMakers, and a past member of the Board of Trustees for the CPA.
Tracy began photography in 1957, when he built his first darkroom at age 10. He attended UCSD and SDSU; served in the Army during the Vietnam era and moved to Monterey in 1972.
Tracy began computer programming for Apple in 1978, and is a certified Mac Consultant. He has authored many commercial software packages for clients including Apple, Disney, Sony, National Geographic, McGraw-Hill, PBS and others.
Mr. Valleau began video editing in 1973 for the NIMH, and recently finished a film on Wynn Bullock’s color photography. He has 25 years experience in designing websites (including this one). Today, he continues editing video, Macintosh consulting, and of course, photography.
Commenting on Tracy’s images, renown photographer Richard Garrod calls them “Strong, expressive images with an elegant simplicity.”