Brian Taylor: Executive Director

Brian was born in Tucson, Arizona. He received his B.A. Degree in Visual Arts from the University of California at San Diego, an M.A. from Stanford University, and studied the history of photography with Van Deren Coke and Beaumont Newhall during his M.F.A. at the University of New Mexico.

Brian has the highest respect for CPA, having participated in solo and group shows here, taught and organized workshops, guest curated exhibitions and served as the President of the Board of Trustees in the past. His own artwork explores historic photographic processes, has been exhibited internationally and is included in the permanent collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY.

Brian has recently retired after more than thirty years as a Professor of Photography and most recently as the Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at San Jose State University.

Chris Wasserbach: Office Manager

Chris has been our Office Manager for the past seven years. She retired from New York State government as a Payroll/Personnel Systems Analyst after 30 years of service. Besides her job at CPA, she is the Photoshop editor and photography assistant for the family owned business, Wasserbach Photography.