Coastal Inlet, Oregon


Antelope Canyon, Utah


Sotcher Lake, California


Screens #6,   Macro Abstraction Series


Scaffolding and Shadows, #5 Macro Abstraction Series


Wrapped #9, Macro Abstraction Series




My Escher, Macro Abstraction Series




Ambiguity, Postergraphics


Mystery, Postergraphics



Graphic Child, Postergraphics


Bonnie Flamer

Bonnie Flamer was born in Los Angeles, California, where she started studying photography in 1963 at Hamilton High school. She continued her fine art photography studies at California State University, Northridge. In 1981 she became a founding member of Women in Photography, Los Angeles and served on the board for two years. After college she worked at the Ohio State University, Photography Department.

Bonnie has exhibited both nationally and internationally. She was selected for the Women in Photography (WIP) show published in Zoom magazine 1989, Paris, France, which toured internationally and the U.S. She has exhibited at numerous galleries, colleges and museums such as, Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, the Museum of Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Hubbard Museum of the Southwest, and the Irvine Fine Arts Center.

A large body of her work from the years of 1960-1990 is represented as medium format black and white gelatin prints, the earliest subject matter being landscape followed by a series of images of Sunset Boulevard. She then produced a series of industrial abstracts entitled; “Macro- Abstractions” which include close-ups of screens, bubble wrapped furniture and various other found objects. She later created a series in color entitled; “Postergraphics” which are images of peeling posters found in South America and the U.S. In recent years Bonnie’s focus has turned to travel and wildlife photography from around the world.

Her recent children’s book, published in 2013, is about the migration of a young buffalo with his family. “Once Upon a Time in Yellowstone” is currently being sold at the Western Heritage Center, Billings, Montana, the Charles Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana, and the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Montana.


2007 “Architecture”, group exhibition,, Curated by Scott Canty and Mary Oliver, Cultural Affairs, L.A.
2007 “Turning Silver”, 25th Anniversary Competition, Women in Photography International, curated nine nationally known jurors and gallery owners including Stephen Perloff, Kim Gougenheim,
Rose Shoshana, Andrew Smith.
2006 “Artists of the Valley”, Group Exhibition, Pierce College, Curated by Mary Oliver
2006 “Photography”, Group Exhibition, Beckstrand Walker and Norris Galleries, Palos Verdes, CA
Curated by Scott Canty
2006 “On the Road”, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado, curated by Ms.
Karen vanMeenar
2005 Hubbard Museum of the Southwest, Fall American Photo Exhibition, Ruidoso, New Mexico
curated by Richard T. Bryant
2005 “How to Look at Art”, Dual Airport Exhibition, Cultural Affairs Department, curated by Ms. Mary Oliver, CAD Slide Registrar and Mr. Scott Canty, Curator of Barnsdall County Museum.
2005 Gallery Exhibition, Mount St. Mary’s College, Brentwood, CA. Curated by Mr. Jody Baral
2001 Solo Exhibition, “Macro-Abstractions II”, Carofono Gallery, San Pedro, California
2001 Solo Exhibition, “Macro-Abstractions”, The Design Group, Long Beach, California
1995 "Captured by the Light", Juried Exhibition, Irvine Fine Arts Center, CA. Curated by Tim B. Wride, Assistant Curator of Photography, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
1991 "Images and Origins II, Reflections of Women Photographers", Cultural Affairs Department, City Hall, Los Angeles, Ca. Curated by Scott Canty, Satellite Galleries
1990 "Extraordinary Expressions", San Fernando Valley Arts Council, California1989-1990 Women in Photography, International Competition, Juried Internationally by Bonnie Donahue, Val Williams, Phyliss Peet, show traveled worldwide and USA
1986 "The Unexpected in Contemporary Art", Mixed Media, Gallerie Sarelle, Brentwood, CA.
1985 Women in Photography-An Exhibit of Photographs and Mixed Media, LAPA Gallery, Venice, CA.
1985 "Women Photographers in America", Womens Building, Los Angeles, Curated by Josine I-Starrels
1984 Women In Design, International Competition, Photography Division Winner, Juried Internationally
1983 "Interior-Exterior" Contemporary Art, Tim Walker and Associates, Curated by Goldman and Galor, Los Angeles, CA.
1982 "Works in Progress II" 20x20 Gallery, San Francisco, California
1982 Members Exhibition, Cameravision, Los Angeles, California
1982 "Magic Silver Show", Juried, 7th Annual, Murray State University, Kentucky
1981 Duo Exhibition, "Color Abstractions", Realities Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1981 Photography Exhibition, BC Space Gallery, Laguna, California
1981 Los Angeles Gallery of Creative Arts, Second Annual Photographic Competition
1981 Women in Photography, First Annual, Cityscape Gallery, Pasadena, California
1980 Yuma Fine Arts Photography Exhibition, Yuma Museum, Yuma, Arizona
1980 "Magic Silver Show", 6th Annual, Murray State University, Kentucky
Awards and Publications
2007 “Turning Silver” , Women in Photography International 25th Anniversary
2006 “Camera Arts Magazine”, New Mexico, February/March 2006
2006 Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado, Best in Show
2005 National Geographic Traveler and National Geographic Adventure Magazine
2005 Hubbard Museum of the Southwest, “Fall Photo Exhibition”, Three Honorable Mentions.
1989 “Zoom” Magazine, W.I.P Issue, The International Image Magazine, Published in Paris, France
1984 The Design International Compendium, Photography Award
1982 7th Annual "Magic Silver Show" Catalog, Murray State University, Kentucky
1981 6th Annual "Magic Silver Show" Catalog, Murray State University, Kentucky
1981 Los Angeles Gallery of Creative Arts-Awards in Macro and Open Categories
1981 Camera Portfolio Magazine
1964 Ansel Adams Award, Photo Salon, Hamilton High School, L.A, CA Reviews
1981 Muchnic, Suzanne, "The Galleries, " Los Angeles Times, (June 19, 1981) Section IV, pg.8.


2013 “Once upon a time in Yellowstone…” , Children’s book, illustrated with photography
2007 “Turning Silver”, Women in Photography International, 25th Anniversary, Published by Kodak


1968-1969 Ohio State University, Ohio State Photography Department
1966-1968 California State University, Northridge, California – Photography


City of Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs Department
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.


1980-1983 Cameravision, Los Angeles, California

UPDATE: Photographer response- NO NEW UPDATES: AUGUST 2014 - APRIL 2017

------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: CHARTER GALLERY - curator Beinecke
Date: 2017-05-04 13:24
From: Bonnie Flamer <>

Jean, I have checked the links and they seem to be working for my stuff.
If I understand, the link for Library at Yale, has my images and my
Bio. only. There is no link from that to my own website. Is that
correct. ? Thanks, Bonnie

(link to website contained under name below)

1981-Present Founding Member, Women in Photography (currently Women in Photography International), Charter Member

Bonnie Flamer
Sherman Oaks, CA
WIPI PhotoProfile

©Copyright for all images remains the property of exhibited photographer, and promotional use for Women In Photography International. All inquiries regarding use of and purchasing image use rights must be directed to the photographer.

File: GALLERY & BIO complete August 30, 2014

BF confirmed complete 3/27/2015
UPDATE: photographer response- NO NEW UPDATES: AUGUST 2014 - APRIL 2017

UPDATE FINAL: May 2017 website content 1999-2017 file transfer to the Beinecke.
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