Dr. James Westwater— photographer, author, photochoreographer, visual concert artist and earth guardian—is a two time National Endowment for the Arts Resident Artist, a National Science Foundation Artist in the Antarctic, a recipient of the Antarctic Medal and fellow of The Explorers Club. He invented the art form of symphonic photochoreography—giant screen, multi-image photographic essays choreographed to the performance of symphonic music. During a 40 plus year career he performed his photochoreography with close to 200 symphony orchestras in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Dr. Westwater performed with The Cleveland Orchestra, The Toronto Symphony, The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, The National Symphony Orchestra, The Minnesota Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (Canada), Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The Houston Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Denver Symphony Orchestra, The Phoenix and Tucson Symphony Orchestras, The Singapore Chinese Orchestra and over a hundred other symphony and chamber orchestras.

He served as the Chevron Concert Artist for eight years and authored an award winning book of photography.  He now devotes energy to photographing and sharing the beauty and wonder of Mother Earth and leading an environmental organization helping to conserve and protect her.

Dr. Westwater's photochoreography and visual concerts with symphony orchestras are currently being performed with orchestras by Nicholas Bardonnay, represented by Westwater Arts.


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