Bruce Kiefer, an architect by profession, has been an active
photographer since the 1950s. His early work in the medium was
mainly photojournalistic. While in high school he worked as a
stringer for the Hunterdon County Democrat in his home town of
Clinton, NJ, covering local sports and news stories. While in
college, he was a staff photographer for the Cornell Daily Sun,
"Ithaca's Only Morning Newspaper".
Kiefer studied drawing and scuplture as a student at Cornell University,
graphic design at The Art Center in Louisville, KY, and photography
at Kent State University, where he received his Bachelor of Architecture
His technical mastery of the medium was honed while doing large-format
architectural photography in conjunction with his work as an architect,
and for various clients and publications, including Architectural
Forum, Progressive Architecture, and Architecture.
In the fine art field, Kiefer's special interests involve photography
of architecture, landscape and nature. His current work, in which
the literal image is manipultaed in varying degrees, explores
formal and informal compositions abstracted from nature.