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Artist Profile

Click here for the text of View Camera Magazine's profile of George Thomas Mendel.

george mendelPittsburgh native George Mendel, an award winning photographer with over twenty years' experience, consistently elevates photographic documentation to fine art, with an intensity and nearly life-long passion for his craft.

Equally agile in commercial/ architectural photography, portraiture and wedding events, George artfully captures the essential moment in time with his keen eye for beauty, light and composition.

His proven skills redefine the art of Wedding photography, transcending the ordinary and providing his clients with memorable images that beautifully and lovingly convey all the joy, excitement and emotion of their wedding day, with the resulting album a cherished heirloom.

His photographs of children have a rare quality that exquisitely showcase not just the superficial beauty inherant in every child, but the essence, charm and spirit of the individual. His portraits become family keepsakes, not merely snapshots but works of art.

In addition, George is honored to be able to be involved with various charitable projects, donating his time and talent to help support those who tirelessly give of themselves improving the quality of life of those in the community with special needs. The Mon Valley Supports portfolio is a particularly moving example of how his photography not only helped improve their fundraising capabilities, but was used to draw attention to the heroic efforts of this organization of caregivers for the mentally and physically challenged.

-- Bayn Johnson --


Death by Renaissance by Paola Corso & George Thomas Mendel, an in-depth, personal look at the rise and fall of a small mill town in Pennsylvania, through the poetry of Ms. Corso and the lens of Mr. Mendel. (Bottom Dog Press 2004)

Beautiful Things, a celebration of 250 pieces of art and sculpture as chosen by Mr Michael Monroe, former curator-in-charge of the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery and curator of the White House collection of American Craft. The book features an architectural photograph by George Thomas Mendel. (North Light Books 2000)

George's images have appeared in The Pittsburgh Metropolitan, Industrial Photography, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, American Salon, Pittsburgh Magazine, Air Racing Illustrated, Air Show International, Harley Woman, Dermascope Magazine, the Pittsburgh Pirates official yearbook, and other newspapers and magazines.


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