Bill Bytsura was born in Plattsburg, New York in 1956. He moved to Pennsylvania in 1974 and began to pursue photography. As early as 1984 was engaged in professional photography in New York, doing work with Silverfern Group, American Express, Marymount Manhattan College, Newsweek Magazine, Jazz Times Magazine, Down Beat Magazine.
His photographic work included documenting several organizations fighting AIDS. His work has been shown in different galleries in New York and Pennsylvania. His work was recognized internationally when it was included in exhibition: “Don’t Leave Me This Way: Art in the Age of AIDS” at the National Gallery of Australia.
Work from his historical project “the AIDS activist project” was acquired by New York University in 2011, and is included in the Fales Library and Collections in New York City. This work consists of black and white portraits of AIDS Activists with text written by the Activists. This work includes images from Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Puerto Rico, as well as Los Angeles, San Francisco, St. Louis, Atlanta, Miami and New York City.
He has worked with Danilo Perez, The Danilo Perez Foundation, and the Panama Jazz Festival from 2003 to present. Now Bill Bytsura has created Pingüino Fotografia, which specializes in professional work. This company will present his work through his Photographic Studio and Gallery.
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