Albert W. Starkweather, Sr. — 1912–2013
The oldest member of the PhotoCenter, Albert W. Starkweather, Sr. of Leonardsville, New York, died on August 9, 2013, three weeks before his 101st birthday. He had taught mathematics at high schools in Brookfield, Brownville, and Alexandria Bay, New York, as well as at St. Lawrence University’s former collegiate center in Watertown, New York.
He was twice over Nicholas Argyros’ mentor — first in mathematics that led to Dr. Argyros’ career with the New York State Department of Education and then in photography, which led to the foundation of the Photography Center.
Photography was a major interest and influence on Mr. Starkweather's life. He began taking pictures as a young man and continued until shortly before his death, both professionally (shooting photos of accident scenes for insurance companies, celestial events during the International Geophysical Year in 1957–1958, and weddings), and as a lifelong hobby. His photographic life began with a Kodak box camera and he ran the gamut of photographic equipment, from 8 × 10 view cameras to the most modern digital equipment — going all digital in 1999.
In 2006, his coffee-table book, The Chenango Valley Camera Club: A Pictorial History of the Club and Its Members, was published by the CVCC.
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