Archie Hamilton is a photographer living and working in New York City. His work has been exhibited at galleries, festivals and museums in many places in the United States, including Museum of Anthropology in Chico, Cal; Cinque Gallery in New York City; Three Rivers Festival in Pittsburgh, PA; Warren Street Gallery in New York City; Las Vegas Art Council in Las Vegas, NM; Focal Point Gallery in Bronx, NY; Ashawaugh Hall in Springs, East Hampton, NY. Hamilton has lead photo workshops at the Jamaica Arts Council in Jamaica, NY and for many years has served as a judge of young peoples' photography in the ACTSO competition sponsored annually by the NAACP.
Born and raised in Mississippi, Archie Hamilton began his study and practice in photography while enlisted in the U.S. Army, stationed in Manheim, Germany for 3 years. After his tour in the Army, and back home in Greenville, Mississippi he worked briefly as a school pictures photographer. Two years after completing his army tour, he moved to New York City where he studied fashion photography at Fashion Institute of Technology. Soon thereafter, he was employed by the Board of Missions (later known as General Board of Global Ministries) of the United Methodist Church. There, Hamilton assumed the duties of studio photographer, and magazine and motion picture still photographer in the U.S., Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Meanwhile, he studied with master photographers George Tice and Sing-Si Schwartz.
Archie Hamilton has been exhibiting for the past thirty years. He continues to be intrigued by the visual (and philosophical) abstractions that are inherent in photographic images of two groups of subjects: still life flora and discarded everyday items. He is currently working on a series of such images.