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BIOGRAPHY
Roberta Holden

Name: Roberta Holden

Born: N. Vancouver, B.C.

Citizenship: Canadian
Roberta’s photographic practice draws from a wide range of unique life experience. She began her life aboard a sailboat where she lived with her family for the first fourteen years of her life. During this period the Holden family would spend three months of the year harvesting wild rice on remote lakes in Manitoba, under very basic living conditions. She is currently an active Search and Rescuer with the Lions Bay Mountain Rescue team and is past president of the Varsity Outdoor Club of UBC. She is an experienced mountaineer, climber and backcountry skier and has traveled extensively in a self-propelled fashion in high latitude regions from Antarctica to the Canadian north as well as throughout much of the developing world. In 2004, she was awarded the Jen Higgins Award from the Alpine Club of Canada. Roberta spent two years sailing single-handed on the professional ‘La Solitaire du Figaro’ racing circuit based in France after a career of Olympic dinghy racing. In 2000, she was awarded the Offshore Sailor of the Year award from the Canadian Yachting Association.
ACHIEVEMENTS, EVENTS/EXHIBTIONS
Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Geography, the University of British Columbia
Certificate in Photography, Focal Point, the Visual Arts Learning Center

Photography Exhibits:
May 2007: Skylight Studios, New York, USA
May 2007: Praxis Gallery, Toronto, Canada
March - May 2007: Projekt30 – 3 online juried exhibits
December 2006: Gallery D21 - Leipzig, Germany
September – November 2006: Chambre avec Vues - Paris, France
October-November 2006: Projekt 30 - www.projekt30.com
July 2006: Galerie Henri Comte - Arles, France
July 2006: Photo Folio Gallery – Arles, France
May 2006: Praxis Gallery, Contact Photography Festival - Toronto, Canada
September 2005: Exposure Gallery – Vancouver, Canada
July 2005: Galerie du Forum – Arles, France

Gallery Representation: Chambre avec Vues, Paris

Publications: Book to be published 2008 by the Dutch publishing house Mets and Schilt
2005 Canadian Alpine Journal

Photo Presentations: Alpine Club of Canada, British Columbia Mountaineering Club, Tacoma Search and Rescue, Blue Water Cruising Association, Vancouver International Boat Show, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Eagle Harbour Yacht Club, Varsity Outdoor Club

AWARDS

International Photography Awards 2006:
2nd Place Fine Art Abstract
36 Images Short Listed

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Roberta Holden
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Email: info@nobarriersphotography.com
Web: www.nobarriersphotography.com
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