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Celebrating the Life
Eugene George
George taking a photograph at the Falcon Reservoir

Like many of his other interests, George’s passion for photography began when he was a student at the University of Texas.  His professor and mentor, Martin Kermacy, took pictures with an Exakta camera.  George admired it so much that he bought one as soon as he could, despite the steep price tag.  Although he later graduated to a Hasselblad medium format camera, the Exakta remained an important photographic tool.

George’s photographs of buildings around the world reveal an architect’s eye for historic structures.

As an exercise to improve his photography, George began taking meticulous notes about each frame in 1979. The photo records include the exposure, lens, film, subjects and location of each shot – sometimes even down to the exact GPS coordinates. George’s photo log books provide incredible detail for over half of the photographic collections.

George’s photographs have in many ways served as an aide for his other interests.  In a 2010 interview he remarked that he took many of the photos and slides for teaching purposes, and he used photography of sites in the Rio Grande Valley, the Falcon Reservoir, and various archival and historical documents to aid him in his research.  His photographic work has also illustrated several of his own publications, including his most recent book on the Falcon Reservoir.  George’s photographs have been exhibited on several occasions, and the University of Texas at Austin sponsored field trips in 1991 to Nuevo Leon, Mexico, so that George could photograph and document buildings for educational and exhibition purposes.  

George’s photographs of buildings around the world reveal an architect’s eye for historic structures and cultural monuments.  Photos in this gallery include sites in Spain, Greece, Turkey, France, Mexico, Guatemala, and the United States.