T I M O T H Y
M A C Y

Mardi Gras, New Orleans, 1978

B i o g r a p h y

Inspired by Neil Leifer’s sports photography, Annie Leibovitz’s Rolling Stone images, and Horst Faas’s Vietnam reportage, Timothy Macy bought his first Nikon in 1978 with money earned from mowing lawns.  He is a multiple graduate of Ball State University, where he studied photojournalism, English, and architecture. His photographs have been exhibited at galleries in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Germany, France and elsewhere. He resides in Brooklyn, New York, and is a construction project manager for the Wildlife Conservation Society.  


As a photographer, Macy is often confronted by what physicists and marine biologists call the observer effect: the supposition that simply observing a situation or phenomenon necessarily changes the events.  People who know they are being photographed usually react as such, even if they’re attempting to act naturally; so how can we ever know if we have captured a moment in history that is honest and naked and unadorned by the mechanics of its documentation?  Macy’s goal in telling a story with camera is to capture the “hidden” expressions of a subject. Whether he is photographing a public protest or flowers or life on the street, Macy has always sought to capture the inside life of what is happening - the small, lost moments that might end up telling a bigger story.

Detail from Bakersfield Cows, 2012

E x h i b i t i o n s

Circle Foundation for the Arts | Lyon, France

Excellence Award | Winter 2018


2 Bridges Review | New York, NY

NYC College of Technology

Volume 7, Spring 2018


Garrison Art Center | Garrison, NY

PHOTOcentric: International Juried Photography Exhibition

Winter 2017

1st Place Nature Category


Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition | Brooklyn, NY

Black & White: National Juried Art Show | Summer 2017


The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards | Berlin, Germany

Jacob Riis Award for Editorial Photography

Biennial Selected Artist | Fall 2016


Linus Galleries | Pasadena, CA

Botanicals: Juried Exhibition | Winter 2015


1650 Gallery | Los Angeles, CA

Flower Power 2013: Juried Photography Exhibition | Winter 2013

(catalog cover)


Viridian Artists, Inc. | New York, NY

24th International Juried Exhibition | Summer 2013 


1650 Gallery | Los Angeles, CA

Up Close & Personal: Macro Photography Juried Exhibition

Spring 2013


Viridian Artists, Inc. | New York, NY

3rd International Juried Photography Exhibition | Winter 2013 


New York Center for Photographic Art | New York, NY

International Online Exhibition, Honorable Mention | Fall 2012


1650 Gallery | Los Angeles, CA

Flower Power: Juried Photography Exhibition | Fall 2012


Garrison Art Center | Garrison, NY

PHOTOcentric: International Juried Photography Exhibition

Fall 2012


Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition | Brooklyn, NY

Wide Open 3: National Juried Art Show | Spring  2012

C o n t a c t

T I M O T H Y M A C Y

Brooklyn, New York

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