Master of Arts, San Francisco State University, CA
Bachelor of Arts, University of California-Santa Cruz, CA
Robert Dawson’s photographs of the American West have been recognized by a Visual Artists Fellowship from the National Endowment For the Arts, a Ruttenberg Fellowship from The Friends of Photography, a Photographer’s Work Grant from the Maine Photographic Workshops, a James D. Phelan Award through the San Francisco Foundation, and a Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize from the Center For Documentary Studies at Duke University. In 1992, he served as a Panelist for the Visual Arts Fellowship in Photography for the National Endowment For the Arts in Washington, DC.
Mr. Dawson was born in Sacramento, California in 1950. He received his B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1972 and his M.A. from San Francisco State University in 1979. He has been an Instructor of Photography at San Jose State University since 1986 and at Stanford University since 1996.