B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology
M.B.A., University of North Florida
M.A., Webster University
Walter E. Lara, RBP. Career photographer and educator.
A native of Peru, Lara was educated in Lima, as well as in Miami, Florida, Rochester, New York, and Jacksonville, Florida. As a graduate from the most prestigious school of Photography, The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT, 90), his programs of study included Graphic Arts and Biomedical Photographic Communications. He is a Registered Biological Photographer (RBP). He also holds master’s degrees in Business and Arts in Computer Science from the University of North Florida and Webster University respectively. Lara is also an instructor for SJR State and Florida School of the Arts, where he teaches photography.
Lara’s work started with black & white portraiture techniques; after graduating from RIT he worked as medical photographer, technical director or Medical Informatics and Instructor of Kohler Illumination for University of Florida Health Science Center from 1990-2002.
He continues his work in both scientific and commercial photography with clients in the food service industry, stone fabrication, manufactures and artists abroad.
His extreme photography has landed him assignments with Google View Places 360, for Hilton, Hampton Inn, and Omni Hotels. During the summer months Lara travels abroad, contributing with The Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve and Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience as a volunteer and visiting photographer.
Lara’s preferred medium is liquid, glass and nature, aiming for symmetry in motion utilizing extreme optics.
LH84, RIT90, RPB93, UNF95, Webster05. Member of the Florida Art Education Association (FAEA), BioCommunications Association (BCA)