Nelson Armour


Armour’s interest in photography began using a Kodak Brownie and a Kodak Viewfinder. While pursuing a doctorate in educational psychology and a career as an educational administrator, photography was ever present. In retirement Armour pursued his craft with courses at Chicago Photography Classes and joined Jane Fulton Alt’s critique group. His photography includes landscapes, environmental portraits, social documentary and constructed works. He has shown work in locally, nationally and internationally, and has appeared in numerous publications. LENSCRATCH featured Surface Tension: Beauty and Fragility in Lake Michigan, a collaboration with Ted Glasoe exhibited at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the Evanston Art Center, artNXTlevel, and the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Recently, he had four solo shows in Chicago and an artist’s residency at the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Wyoming. Armour helped form Artists for Action Chicago, a group of area artists that stand for progressive values. Armour is a member of Perspective Gallery, a fine art photography gallery in Evanston, IL.