La Habana, Cuba, December 1, 1935.
Education: Colegio de Belen (1942-1953)
Law School: Santo Tomas de Villanueva (1953-1958). Texas Bar: 1966.
Fought in the underground against Castro, failed arrest April 1961, given political asylum Embassy of Chile April to June 1961.
Arrived: Texas, June of 1961, was employed in oil and gas industry 1961 to 1986. Executive in different oil companies and banks until 1985.
Since 1986, real estate investment: Soncel Financial, Inc. Kingsland, GA.
Member of several not for profits foundations in Texas, Florida and New York.
Appointed “Texas Art Commissioner” by Governor Bush from 1998 to 2003
Book of poems: “Pa’Ella”, (Paris, 2011) and Cuantas Veces.., Poems and Photos, 2018,
A novel based in Cuba in 1958, “My Lost Cuba” (East End Press, October 4, 2013) Book presented at Barnes and Noble, Houston; Books and Books in Coral Gables, Florida, and the American Library in Paris, and Books and Books, Miami. Translated: La Cuba que Perdimos, (2016) presented at the Miami Book Fair, November 2016.
Resident of Corpus Christi, Texas and houses in New York, NY, and Kingsland, GA
Married to Sondra M. Gilman.
Cecilia A. Montalvo
Cecilia was born and raised in Miami, and today lives in Atlanta. After graduating from the University of Virginia, she worked at The Phillips Collection, Smithsonian Magazine, and for Harvard University at Dumbarton Oaks, in Washington, DC. She holds an MFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. McCullers and Montalvo are represented in Atlanta by Jackson Fine Art.
Charles A. McCullers
Charlie is a working photographer from Atlanta. Opening a commercial studio in 1985, he has produced numerous award-winning advertising/collateral/
Born in Calhoun, GA, Lucie has lived in ATL for the past 34 years, where she has raised 2 children and a slew of various animals.
She graduated from UGA in 1978 with a degree in Early Childhood Development then obtained an Associates degree in Graphic/AD design from Colorado institute of Art.
“I’ve always loved taking photos of anything or anyone I see that is driven by a passionate desire to memorialize it: landscapes-both natural and urban, people, animals.. anything that may stir both the personal and universal soul. It’s a big universe. And the possibilities are infinite.”
‘There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun..’ T.Merton’
A career that began in 1978, in the genres of Fashion, and Music, has evolved greatly. After three years in these two genres, I left to join the coveted worlds of Photojournalism, and Documentary, which remains my primary focus today. Along this journey I also ventured into other genres, from time to time, to hone my overall skills as a shooter. Among these genres were Advertising, Corporate, and Product Photography. I also spent six years with a premier ballet company as my client, as well as the Broadway Series, and BBC Television. My work with BBC led me to assignment work with American Motion Picture Companies, as well, having garnered seven films to my credit. As a photojournalist I have covered three U.S. Presidents, as well as numerous world events, that changed history. My Documentary career began in the 1990’s with my inaugural project: A Mountain Dignity, which was the story of the Appalachian Culture of southeast Kentucky. My assignment work has taken around the globe, but my areas of specialty are with the Maya culture of the Yucatan Peninsula – having worked on seven photographic documentaries thought the peninsula, over a span of nine years. Over the past five years the culture of the Native Americans has been added to my area of specialization, having covered Standing Rock, for three months, while living within the camp. It was my previous work, with the Lakota people, that allowed me such access at Standing Rock. I have also worked with the Wichita, and the Cherokee, in Oklahoma; and I am currently working several stories, with the Navajo, in northern Arizona. My current work also includes forays into the genre of FineArt, working from time to time with conceptual pieces – as a means of bringing balance, and creative expertise to my other work. I have awarded the most influential southern photographic artist, by the Huntsville Museum’s Red Clay Survey; and I have been afforded two museum commissions for one-person exhibitions and, to date, I have been afforded 13 one-person gallery exhibitions of my work. Over the decades I have been a prolific lecturer, and teacher – on photography, as well as on cultures.
Nancy was introduced to photography as a child and has been intrigued by lens-based media ever since. At six years old, she would arrange her stuffed animals into a group and ask her father to photograph them for her. It was then when her interest in staging and Pictorialism began. This creative vision underlies her work as she creates hyper-real cinematic worlds with her photographic eye.
She received her B.A from the University of Wisconsin in Madison where she explored documentary and fine art genres of photography and received a M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York City from the Photography, Video and Related Media Department. Based in New York City, Nancy has been awarded numerous prizes and exhibited nationally and internationally.
Born in the Midwest, Jeff Larason has been a street photographer since the 80’s. His street photography reflects his interest in places and the ways people interact with their environment.
Larason has been a “hip shooter” from early on, rarely looking through the lens to make an image. He is a founding member of the Boston Streets Collective, a group of street photographers. His recent project, “Boston Common Sonder,” has been done with an iPhone, a camera that allows him proximity without affecting the subject.
Professionally, Larason has made a career in radio and television and in highway safety for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Teri Darnell is a photographer who finds inspiration in people, places and culture. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio and half raised near Detroit, Michigan and the other half in the Appalachian Mountains on the Ohio River. Her work has been displayed across the globe in Tbilisi, Beijing, Berlin, Paris, London, New York City, and Atlanta.
In 2020, Teri received a grant from Idea Capital in Atlanta to move her VFW project forward. In 2019, she was a Critical Mass Top 200 Finalist. In 2018, Elizabeth Avedon honored her book ‘Crossing Cheshire Bridge’ as one of the best photography books of the year. Also in 2018, she was nominated for the Royal Photographic Society in London as a ‘Hundred Heroine,’ won Silver and Bronze awards in Fine Art and Portraiture from Prix de la Photographie, achieved 3rd place of 2,000 entries at the SOHO National Photo Competition in New York City, and her Cheshire Bridge Road Collection: a decade of 45 thousand digital images, draft and first edition books, archival prints, and collaterals was acquired by Emory University’s Manuscripts, Archives & Rare Books Library (MARBL), Atlanta, Georgia . She is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University with an EMBA and The University of Maryland with a B.S. in Business Management.
Teri built a successful career in global multi-media training and development with United Parcel Service for twenty-five years before turning to full time photography. She served six years in the United States Air Force, notably in Berlin during the Cold War. Currently, she is a Board member for Atlanta Celebrates Photography.