Robert Lloyd was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He worked for the Congress of Racial Equality and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference from 1962-1967 as an office manager, organizing tenant unions, and doing documentary photography. In 1967, he moved to Palo Alto, California and worked at Menlo-Atherton High School and Stanford University. In 1972, he moved to Santa Barbara and attended Brooks Institute of Photography and California Institute of the Arts, completing an MFA in Design and Photography. In 1974, he began teaching photography at Eastern Washington University. He founded, directed, and curated two photography galleries – The Grand Photography Gallery at Eastern Washington University and The Lloyd Gallery at 123 Arts. From 1996-2000, he founded and published a community newspaper, the Spokane African American Voice. He was a member of the Spokane Human Rights Commission, the Task Force on Race Relations, the NAACP and other civic organizations. He retired from Eastern Washington University in 2004 after 30 years of teaching photography and digital imaging. After his retirement, he traveled and photographed in South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, China and Japan.
Robert is now combining photography, digital imaging and acrylics. He has been making images of the Palouse, the southeast United States and doing figure studies. Robert’s work can be seen at the website 4comculture.com In addition to Robert’s work the site covers the diversity of cultures in Spokane.
Robert Lloyd is also showing at East Side and South Hill this month.