Ralph Thompson is a photographer/artist who resides in Canandaigua. He owned a contracting business for over 26 years in Washington, D.C., and has been shooting pictures on and off since the late 1960s as a way of expressing himself.
In 1999, Ralph left his general contracting business and moved to Oklahoma when his wife’s employment was relocated there. At that time, Ralph began to aggressively pursue his passion for photography. He freelanced for an Oklahoma City newspaper, The Black Chronicle, where he covered events that included the dedication ceremony of the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial, dedication ceremony for the Oklahoma City National Memorial Center Museum, 4th Foreign Policy Conference with Mikhail Gorbachev, and the IGA US Indoor Tennis Championships.
Ralph captures photographic images around him no matter where he is. He finds beauty portraying nature, events, people and cityscapes.
Ralph’s upcoming 2005 schedule includes five photographic exhibits and artist lectures of his Frozen Images: Ice Art Series in five Finger Lakes counties. The upcoming events will be held at the Geneva Free Library, Penn Yan Public Library, Seymour Public Library, Waterloo Library & Historical Society and the Macedon Library. Please call your library of choice to learn more about the exhibits.