George Gonzalez

Artist Bio

George Gonzalez (54, born in the United States) . . . I've lived in Miami, Florida for most of my life (although I did reside in California, Minnesota, and New Jersey for a number of years). Following receiving my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Southern California (1997), I have been a professor of political science at the University of Miami (FL) since 1999. As a scholar, I've published a number of works on the environment (global warming, air pollution, water pollution).

After studying the world scientifically (i.e., as a thing) for my entire adult life I found this approach lacking and came to understand that the world is much more than matter and energy (material reality). Henceforth, in 2015 I became intensely interested in photography, seeking out the poetry/beauty in the world. Since that time, I've passionately pursued a number of projects in South Florida – focusing on the birds of the region.

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