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About the Artist
Greg Knott, Alexandria, VA-based artist and photographer, demonstrated an artistic ability from an early age. As a high school student in the San Francisco Bay area, Knott won several awards for photography and began courses at Santa Barbara City College where he focused on courses taught by professors from the Brooks Institute of Photography. Following his family back to the East Coast, Greg continued to pursue photography studying at the Washington School of Photography. There he assisted several world class photographers, to which he owes much of the credit to learning his trade. In the mid to late 90s, he developed his career and professional standing in the DC area, assisting multiple local photographers while building his own client base, becoming a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), and incorporating his long-standing business McFarland Photography (now Greg Knott Art & Photography). After professional photo tours in Africa and Ireland, Greg continued to build his wedding photography business, while taking on corporate photography shoots for major companies such as TimeLife, Kaiser Permanente and TANDBERG (now owned by Cisco). The new millennium saw Greg’s business’ booming– from a full to capacity wedding photography client list, to coveted cover shoots on major local magazines. He built a stand-alone studio in Del Ray and was a highlighted wedding photographer in Modern Bride Washington’s spring issue. Having firmly established himself as a highly sought after and regarded photographer in the DC area, Greg began exhibiting his latest work, billed as “photographic art” in local studios and art shows. Today, Greg’s talent as an artist is as lauded as his prowess as a photographer. In 2012 he was accepted as an exhibiting artist at the Torpedo Factory in the Target Gallery and he is exhibiting at multiple local galleries and dozens of art festivals along the East Coast and occasionally doing an outdoor art circuit in Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. He is in high demand for custom artwork and is a lecturing artist at several colleges. Lives and works in Alexandria, VA.