R. Mac Holbert

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R. Mac Holbert's Bio

R. Mac Holbert is the co-founder of Nash Editions. Widely regarded as the world’s first digital printmaking studio focusing solely on photography, Nash Editions has established an international reputation for fine art photographic digital output. Conceived in 1989, and opening its doors in 1991, Nash Editions celebrates its 17th anniversary this year.

Prior to Nash Editions, Mr. Holbert was the Tour Manager for such music groups as Crosby, Stills & Nash, Peter, Paul & Mary and Carole King. He has long been active in the environmental movement helping to produce benefits for the Cousteau Society, Greenpeace, the Algalita Foundation and others.

Mr. Holbert has lectured extensively and conducted workshops on digital output, digital imaging/scanning and fine art printing on the IRIS and Epson large format printers. He is a Beta tester for Epson America, X-rite, NEC, Adobe and other software and hardware manufacturers.

Mr. Holbert has printed several seminal digital fine art exhibits that have been widely exhibited including:

1994 Metamorphoses: Photography in the Electronic Age for the Aperture Foundation
1995 Nagasaki Journey: The Photographs of Yosuke Yamahata
1996 Nash Editions at the Butler Museum of American Art
1998 Digital Frontiers, Photography’s Future at Nash Editions for the George Eastman House
2001 Epson’s:America in Detail, The Photographs of Stephen Wilkes
2001 Vanishing Pollinators: Photographs of Carll Goodpasture at the National Zoo, Washington, DC
2002 Telling a Crow Story: The Photographs of Richard Throssel for the National Museum of the American Indian, New York, NY
2003 The Photographs of Pat York for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Los Angeles, CA

In December of 2006 Peachpit Press (New Riders) released a book on Nash Editions: Nash Editions:Photography and the Art of Digital Printing. (www.NEtheBook.com)

Mr. Holbert’s clients have included William Claxton, Robert Heinecken, Stephen Shore, David Hockney, Douglas Kirkland, Eric Fischl, Danny Lyon, Pedro Meyer, Joyce Neimanas, Olivia Parker, and Maggie Taylor.

2007 Lifetime Acheivement Award – Digital Imaging Marketing Association
2006 Visonary Award - PhotoImaging Manufacturers & Distributors Association
2003 Nominated as Printmaker of the Year – 2003 Lucie Awards
2000 Smithsonian Laureate for his pioneering work in digital printmaking.
1999 The Center for Photographic Art Technical Contribution Award.

Additional information at: www.nasheditions.com