Phil Borges | Biography

BACKGROUND
1942 Born in San Francisco Bay Area
1965 Physiology Degree, University of California, Berkeley
1969 DDS Degree, University of California, San Francisco
1987 – 1988 Photography courses at Napa Valley College

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2011 TIBET: Culture on the Edge, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada (online)
2010 Stirring the Fire, University of San Diego, Joan B Kroc Institute, San Diego, CA
2009 Women Empowered, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2008 Click, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2007 Candy, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2007 United Nations, New York, NY
2007 Hallmark Gallery, LaJolla, CA
2007 Portrayal, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2005 Bridges to Understanding, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2004 United Nations, New York, NY
2004 Bridges to Understanding, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2004 In the Bag! Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2004 International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, Oklahoma City, OK
2003 Under 18, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2003 Portrayal, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2003 Kirkland Art Centre, Kirkland, WA, USA
2002 Face of Pakistan, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2002 Exploris Museum, Raleigh, NC, USA
2002 FOTOFusion, West Palm Beach, FL, USA
2001 Animists: The Spirit of Place, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2001 Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI, USA
2001 Magister Ludi, Cesano Maderno, Milan, Italy
2001 Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA
2001 South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD, USA
2000 Animists: The Spirit of Place, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2000 Kulturenas Museum, Helsinki, Finland
2000 Galerue D’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg
2000 National Gallery of the Grand Cayman Islands, British WI
2000 Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1999 Kunsthal Museum, Rotterdam, Netherlands
1998 White House, Washington, DC, USA
1998 Tasende Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1998 Museo Mazionazionale della Montagna, Torino, Italy
1998 The Enduring Spirit, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1998 Studio Gallery, San Diego, CA, USA
1998 Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA
1998 Reality Room, Washington, DC, Canada
1998 Photographic Image Gallery, Portland, OR, USA
1998 The Vault Gallery, Cambria, CA, USA
1998 Griner Waters Gallery, Lakeland, FL, USA
1998 Animation and Art Resource, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1998 Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, WA, USA
1998 Benham Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
1998 The Alberquerque Museum, Alberquerque, NM, USA
1998 Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1997 Whyte Museum, Banff, AB, Canada
1997 The Alberquerque Museum, Alberquerque, NM, USA
1997 Tibetan Portrait, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1997 The Studio Gallery, San Diego, CA, Canada
1997 Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, WA, USA
1996 Lowinsky Gallery, New York, NY, USA
1996 Camera Obscura Gallery, Denver, CO, USA
1996 G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
1996 Alexandra Palace, London, England
1996 Cannon Rotunda, Washington, DC, USA
1995 Photographic Image Gallery, Portland, OR, USA
1994 Benham Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
1992 Benhan Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
1992 Kinsey Gallery, Seattle University, Seattle, WA, USA
1991 Speakers Gallery, State Capital Building, Olympia, WA, USA
1991 Silver Image Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO.
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Staten Island, NY
Los Angeles County Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA.
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR.
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME.

AWARDS
2007 Civic Ventures, Purpose Prize
2004 Award of Honor, University California San Francisco
2003 Humanitarian Award, International Photographer’s Lucie Awards
1998 Photographer of the year, PhotoMedia Magazine
1996 First Place, Seattle Photographic School Transcendence Competition
1996 Best book on mountain Images, Banff Mountain Book Festival
1995 First Place, 1995 Annual Award of Excellence for Photography, Society of Professional Journalists
1994 First Place, 1994 Annual Award of Excellence for Photography, Society of Professional Journalists
1993 Award of Excellence, Potlach Poster Competition
1993 Annual Report (National Medical Enterprises) Silver Advocate
1992 Award of Merit, Advertising Photographers of America
1989 Person of the year, Photography, Pacific Northwest Media Inc.
1989 First Place, 1989 Annual Award of Excellence for Photography, Society of Professional Journalists

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
The Gift, Document of the work of Interplast, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides reconstructive surgery for needy children around the world
Enduring Spirit, In Support of Amnesty international, Rizzoli International, Fall 1998
Tibet: A Culture on the Edge, Phil Borges, Rizzoli International, New York, NY, October 2011.
Tibetan Portrait: The Power of Compassion, Photographs by Phil Borges and text by the Dalai Lama, Rizzoli International, New York, NY, 1996
Women Empowered: Inspiring Change in the Emerging World, Photographs by Phil Borges and forward by Madeleine Albright. Rizzoli International, New York, NY, 2007.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Babineau, Guy, “Photos Connect Kids World,” The Georgia Straight, March 17, 2005
Balog, James, “Rhythm and Hues,” Adventure, December 2003/January 2004
Balog, James, “Wide Angle,” National Geographic Adventure 5.10, December 2003/January 2004
Beal, Suzanne, “Pictures of a Disappearing World,” Eastside City Arts, July 2008
Borges, Phil, “Child’s Plau,” Alaska Airlines Magazine, July 1996
Borges, Phil, “Tibet, a Culture on the Edge” National Geographic, October 26, 2011 (online)
Borges, Phil, Lenswork Quarterly, Fall 1996
Brady, Kim, “Phil Borges: A Journey into the Spirit World,” Camera Arts, August/September, 2002
Cameron, Franklin, “Profiles,” Photographic, May 1998
Cloverdale, Jennifer, “Free to Forgive in Tibet,” The Napa Valley Register, 1996
“Enduring Spirit,” Common Ground, Jun/July 1998
“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” Common Ground 89, December 1989
Cotter, James, “Phil Borges: The Shaman,” Photo Insider, January/February 2001
DiMatino, Christina, “The Shutterbug and the Shaman,” Art & Antiques, June 2001
Donohue, Marlena, “Phil Borges – The Enduring Spirit,” ArtScene, January 1999
Drodge, Karen, “Portraits of the Human Spirit,” The Source, August 16, 2000
Good, Michael, “Well Hello, Dalai,” On Air, June 1997
Gunnarsson, Soren, “Phil Borges,” Forum Hasselbad, 1997
Hemisphere, “Artist Showcase: Phil Borges,” June 1996
Hill, Mary Francis, “Finding the Sublime in Banality,” Westender, Februar 28 – March 6, 2002
Howard, Cori, “Chasing the Spirit of the Shaman,” National Post, August 5, 2000
Ise, Claudine, “Cutting To (and Cutting Up) the Chase in ‘World Picture,’” Los Angeles Times, January 8, 1999
Kirkham, Cathy, “A Body of Work,” Photo Media, July/August 1995
“Back to Basics,” Life Magazine, May 1998
Leighton, Connor, “Phil Borges: Building BridgesDouble Exposure, 2004
Luce, Chuck, “Sojourns to the Soul,” Photo Media, Winter 1998
Oliphant, John, “Tibet’s Spirit: A Moving Tribute,” The Vancouver Sun, March 29, 1997
Pincus, Robert, “From worlds Apart,” The San Diego Union-Tribune, May 28, 1998
Pincus, Robert, “Faces of Compassion,” The San Diego Union-Tribune (Night & Day), Jun 5-11, 1997
Preview Magazine, August1997
Seattle Weekly, “Tibetan Portrait: The Power of Compassion,” December 4, 1996
Scott, Michael, “One of the 50 Photographers in the Enduring Spirit…,” The Vancouver Sun (Queue), July 23-30, 1998
Stamets, John, “Phil Borges’ Tibetan Portraits,” PDN, June 1995
Stripling, Sherry, “Phil Borges: Eye on the Spirit,” The Seattle Times, December 20, 1998
Vancouver Courier, “Peripatetic Photographer”, August 2, 2000
“The Compassionate Eye,” The Vancouver Sun, Opinion Section, March 29, 1997
Voegtlen, Anne, “Phil Borges: Enduring Spirit,” Camera Arts, December 1998/January 1999
Washington Post, “The Faces of a Nation,” June 17, 1996
Weir, Sonya, “Endangered Shamans: Interview with Phil Borges,” Common Ground 109, August 2000
Young, Philippa, “Women Photographer Phil Borges Knows How to Stir the Fire”, Huffington Post, October 25, 2011