Recently retired from the healthcare where he provided consulting services in system improvement, Gerald "Jerry" Fleury is now pursuing fulltime his passion for photography. His photography mission is to employ the camera to open windows into uncharted and unrealized experiences, to find that subtle area of prying self-expression and to find a network of relationships in nature where new metaphoric images come to light from the darkness. He searches for the unknown and unknowable. He looks for the light within the shadows, the uncommon in the common, that decisive moment where the story is not at first obvious.
He recently was invited to five National Park Service Artist-In-Residence programss in Mesa Verde, CO, Hot Spring AR, John Day Fossil Beds OR, Everglades FL and Peaked Hill Trust, Provincetown, MA. He was recently selected for a solo exhibition at El Camino College. Jerry graduated from the University of San Francisco with a BS in Organization Behavior and a MA in Organization Development.
His photography education is a synthesis of workshops, seminars, self-directed study, and experiential and experimental image creation exercises over a ten-year period. He has participated in field work under the mentorship of noted professionals as Mary Ellen Mark- Halloween in the Village (New York City), Mark Edward Harris photojournalism and John Free-Street photography. Jerry has integrated his interest. For example, his hiking has taken him to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro, the Andes, many trails throughout the Sierras and the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain.
He has hiked, biked and photographed many parts of the globe including Poland, Slovakia, Cuba, Asia and more.