March 2013



Tire Guys

Artist’s Statement

Life on the streets in Cuba is infectious and compelling. Street vendors, domino games, street baseball, car repairs, music, the faded elegance of the architecture and more. Opportunities for street photography are around every corner.




Byron Baldwin has been making photographs since 1970. He finished his graduate work at Ohio University in 1972 and has since lived in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was a founding member of The Light Factory in 1973 and taught photography at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, and at area colleges and universities for forty years. His work has been exhibited widely and is included in the collections of the High Museum in Atlanta, Bank of America, the Library of Congress, R.J. Reynolds Corporation, the State Museum of South Carolina, the National Baseball Hall of Fame, The Mint Museum, The Levine Museum of the New South, New Mexico State University, Wells Fargo Bank and numerous private collections. His book The 521 All-Stars, A Championship Story of Baseball and Community was published in 1999. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants, and is represented by The Hodges Taylor Gallery in Charlotte. In 2012 he received the Cato, Arts and Science Council Lifetime Achievement Award for Teaching.