Camera Ready

Camera Ready

Written by Alex Lim

Portrait of Copper's photographer extraordinaire James Schrimpf, made by Alex Lim, Architectural Conservator at Tumacacori National Historic Park. Alex did a series of portraits of Southern Arizona artists for a show at the Hilltop Gallery in Nogales, Arizona and James was one of his subjects. Taken in downtown Nogales, very near the birthplace of Charles Mingus.

James Schrimpf is a Nogales, Arizona photographer. He has been published in Arizona Highways on multiple occasions and was the cover photographer for Mirage Literary & Arts Magazine and Discover Southern Arizona Magazine. His Icons and Totems series was a one-person show in Patagonia, Arizona.

James has worked professionally for over 30 years as an artist, photojournalist, commercial photographer and aerial photographer. He taught high school photography for 20 years and was named Arizona’s Small and Rural Schools Teacher of the Year. His students were consistently honored in juried exhibitions.

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