Phil Taplin Photography


Phil Taplin



  • Images and Ideas", University Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN, 1985

  • Group Exhibition, Washington Center for Photography, Washington, DC, 1989

  • "Artery 90", Strathmore Hall Arts Center, Bethesda, MD, 1990

  • Group Exhibition, Gallery at the Ellipse, Arlington, VA (First place), 1990

  • "Developments", Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, MD, 1991

  • “Two Views”, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD, 1991

  • "On the Road", the national photography competition of the Society for Commercial Archeology, touring show (First place), 1991

  • "The Great American Dream Machine", Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, DC, 1992

  • "Frames of Mind", 3 Person Exhibition, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Baltimore, MD, 1992

  • "Photographs and Constructions”, 3 Artist Show, H. Pelham Curtis Gallery, New Canaan, CT, 1993

  • "Visions of Oaxaca", Smith College, Boston, MA, 1996

  • "AmerIcons", Solo Show, Gallery K, Washington, DC, 1996

  • "Four Wheels, One Eye: Art Cars in the Eyes of the Image Makers", FotoFest International, Houston, TX, 1998

  • “Art To Go”, opening exhibition of the National Art Car Museum, Houston, TX, 1999

  • “What Would Jesus Drive?” featured artist at Art Car Symposium at Rice University, Houston, TX, 2003

  • 2005 Travel Photographer of the Year Finalist and Juror’s Choice; work featured in the book “Journeys Two”

  • Group Exhibition, Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA, juried by Sara Greenough,

  • Curator of Photography, National Gallery of Art, finalist, 2006


  • MA, University of Minnesota, Photojournalism

  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, Psychology


  • Maine Photographic Workshops – Sam Abell

  • Anderson Ranch Photographic Workshops – Len Jenshel

  • Santa Fe Workshops (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico) – Raoul Touzon

  • Glen Echo Workshops – Joyce Tenneson

  • Smithsonian Institution – Eliot Cohen