Past Darkroom Gallery Master History

Mark Allen Dierker
Dubuque, Iowa USA
Mark loves exploring light and how it is interpreted by a camera. He began taking photos in the mid-1970's with a fixed lens Yashica camera his father gave him. In college he developed a love for black and white photography and the sweeping landscapes of the American Southwest. Working for newspapers after college helped hone his skills in portraiture and documentary photography. His favorite genres are landscape, portraiture, musical performance and Americana. He is an award winning photographer having shown in juried shows and galleries in 32 US states. In 2005 he started Bear Dancer Studios to showcase his photographic artwork. Mark received a BA in Journalism with a minor in photography from Adams State College in Alamosa, CO. Mark was born in Carthage, IL and grew up all over the US. He now splits his time between Dubuque, IA where he works in the publishing industry and a family farm near Rushville, IL



Cold Cure

Yin Yang

Behind the Green Door
In Stillness

Sunday Morning
Manus et Pedibus

In the Moment

Sunday Storm in Woodstock
In the Moment

Lightning Over the Point
In the Moment

Quercus Lyra

Dreams Caught
Juror's Choice

Route 20 Reflections