GARRY BLACK is, for the most part, a self-taught photographer. He started photography as a hobby, but in 1986, he decided to devote his time and energy to photography on a full time basis. He had discovered that with photography he had found a medium that enabled him to express his creative abilities. He has been teaching photographic workshops since 1984 and today is regarded as one of Canada’s leading creative photographers. Garry and his wife Valerie live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - that is when they’re not off on a trip somewhere. "We always have a list of new places that we have to see. As we visit one and cross it off the list, there always seems to be many more new ones on the list. It never ends, the more we travel the more we realize that there’s a lot more to see."
His travels have taken him from coast to coast in Canada and the United States, as well as the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, Asia and Africa. He teaches various photography workshops and presents seminars, slide programs on a limited basis. The list of publications he has contributed to is far too long to list.