Hal Gould Memorial

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Hal Gould Memorial

 

Roddy MacInnes: Hal Gould at the Camera Obscura Gallery, ca. 2008

Roddy MacInnes: Hal Gould at the Camera Obscura Gallery, ca. 2008

Hal Gould, one of CPAC’s co-founders and a regional photography giant, passed away June 25, at the age of 95. A memorial service attended by more than 100 of his friends and colleagues took place Tuesday, July 7 at the Holiday Event Center in Denver.

As an artist, commercial photographer, and longtime owner of Denver’s Camera Obscura Gallery, Hal was an inspiration to countless photographers and visitors. In 2013, CPAC initiated the Hal Gould Vision in Photography Award, with the objective of honoring people and institutions that have raised awareness, value, and appreciation of photography in the Mountain West region.” Gould shared the first award with Mark Sink, founder of Denver’s Month of Photography. He was able to attend the 2015 award dinner and remained an avid viewer of photography until his death in Boulder, CO.

Westword obituary by Michael Paglia

Review at CPAC, ca. 1964. L-R: Hugo Rodeck, Ivan Dmitri (?, back), Harold Blumenfeld, Arthur Rothstein, Hal Gould (behind), John Whiting.

“Jury at Work,” CPAC, ca. 1964. L-R: Hugo Rodeck, Ivan Dmitri (?, back), Harold Blumenfeld, Arthur Rothstein, Hal Gould (behind), John Whiting.