Street Art Photography by Hank O’Neal
Hank O’Neal is an American photographer, author, and music producer. Upon graduation from university in 1963, O’Neal joined the Central Intelligence Agency, where he worked for 13 years. After life in the CIA, he formed a record company and began to produce jazz and blues concerts. During this time, he also exhibited his first collection of photographs at The Open Mind Gallery in New York City.
Over the next four decades, O’Neal continued to work in music and film, and published numerous books that featured his own photographs. The most recent exhibition of his work was at New York City’s Dorian Grey Gallery in July 2012 to support the launch of his new book, XCIA’s Street Art Project. O’Neal’s work has also been exhibited in the Howard Greenberg Gallery, The Erie Museum of Art and the Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto.
In June 2015, a collection of O’Neal’s jazz photographs was exhibited at the Joyce Yahouda Gallery in Montreal in conjunction with the Montreal Jazz Festival. Following this event, he traveled to Longview Museum of Fine Arts in East Texas to hold a retrospective exhibit of over 40 years of his work. (source downtownmarkham.ca)