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Paul Hester
Visiting Artist in Residence
  • MFA Photography (1976) Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island
  • BA Art (1971) Rice University, Houston, Texas
Primary Department
   Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts
 Paul Hester
Research Areas
The Life and Work of Frank J. Schlueter
 An important photographer in Houston between 1900 and his death in 1972; examining his role in documenting the growth of the city in these years and the operations of his professional studio.
Teaching Areas
Selected Publications
 25th Anniversary Celebration Publication, Houston Center for Photography

Barbara Buhler Lyons and Agapita Judy Lopez "Georgia O'Keeffe and her Houses." 


Diane Keaton and D.J. Waldie "House." 


William T. Cannady "The Things They've Done."  (2008)


"A Silent Garden."  (2009)


Diane Keaton "California Romantica."  (2007)


Michael Andrews, Paul Hester, Lisa Hardaway "Historic Texas Courthouses."  (2006) : 276.


Diane Keaton "Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture in Southern California." 


Jim Stone "A User's Guide to the View Camera."  (2003)


Scardino, Stern, and Web eds. "Ephemeral City: Cite Looks at Houston."  (2003)


Rice Magazine "Photographs of the Turrell SkySpace." 

Creative Works
  Exhibitions - Group - Homes and Histories, an exhibition of photographs from the Fourth Ward, Houston
 An exhibition sponsored by Voices Breaking Boundaries and The African American Library at the Gregory School December 1, 2012, Fourth Ward, Houston Texas
  Exhibitions - Group - Raid the Archives: The de Menil Years at Rice, Media Center Gallery, Rice University September 27-November 9, 2012
 An exhibition that included many of my photographs from the archives of The Menil Collection, Media Center Gallery, Rice University
 Commissioned Works - A new campus for Francis Parker School in San Diego by Lake/Flato Architects
 Photographic Documentation,
 Architectural Designs - A project near Marfa, Texas, for Rhotenberry Wellen Architects
 Photographic Documentation,
 Commissioned Works - Art Collection of Mary + Roy Cullen
 Photographic Documentation,
 Commissioned Works - Art collection of Marilyn Oshman
 Photographic Documentation,
 Commissioned Works - Installation of art at Menil Collection: Imaginary Spaces, Hoo-Doo VooDoo, Max Ernst
 Photographic Documentation,
 Commissioned Works - Michael Heizer sculptures at Menil Collection
 Photographic Documentation,
 Commissioned Works - Restoration of the Wharton, Texas Train Station into Historical Museum
 Photographic Documentation,
 Commissioned Works - Yoshio Taniguchi, the architect of the new Asia Society Museum in Houston, with a model of the building
 Photographic Documentation,
 Commissioned Works - Fondren Library
 Architectural Photography of Student Life, Shepley Bulfinch Abbott Richardson, Boston, Fondren Library, Houston, Texas (November, 2007)
  Exhibitions - Group - Home
 Holiday Exhibition of Gallery Artists, Joan Wich Gallery, Houston, Texas (December 2007)
  Exhibitions - Group - Houston Wilderness: A Collaboration
 Photographs from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas (September 22, 2007 - January 6, 2008)
 Commissioned Works - Keeland Design Center
 Architectural Photography, University of Houston College of Architecture, Houston, Texas (November, 2007)
  Exhibitions - Group - Masterworks of American Photography
 Photographs from the Collection of the Amon Carter Museum, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas (August 18, 2007 - February 10, 2008)
 Commissioned Works - Pitzer College Residential Life
 Architectural Photography of Student Life, Carrier Johnson Architects, San Diego, Pitzer College, Claremont, California (December 2007)
 Commissioned Works - Searching for Synchronicity
 Installation Photography, Pipilotti Rist, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas (January 2007)
  Exhibitions - Group - Visions from FotoFest
 Photographs from the Collection of FotoFest, FotoFest Gallery, Vine Street Galleries, Houston, Texas (September 6 - October 5, 2007)
  Exhibitions - Group - @Work@Play
 Faculty Exhibition, Media Center, Rice University, Houston (November 2006)
 Commissioned Works - A Residence in Dallas
 Photography of a house, Frank D. Welch, FAIA, Dallas (Spring 2006)
 Commissioned Works - African Art in the Menil Collection
 A new catalog of African art in the Menil Collection, Kristina Van Dyke, Menil Collection, Houston (continuing)
 Commissioned Works - Bar Mitzvah of Henry Morris
 An important ceremony for a dear friend, Temple Emanu El, Houston (Fall 2006)
 Commissioned Works - Childrens' Shelter, San Antonio
 Documentation of facility for children removed from their family, Sprinkle Robey Architects, San Antonio, The Childrens Shelter, San Antonio, Texas (Fall 2006)
 Commissioned Works - Fotofest
 Documentation of exhibitions, fotofest international, all over town, Houston (Spring 2006)
 Commissioned Works - Harris County Youth Services Building
 Documentation of a building for the county's services to youth, Page Southerland Page, Architects, Houston, Houston (Summer 2006)
 Commissioned Works - Houses in South Hampton
 Houses in South Hampton for tour by Rice Design Alliance, Houston (December 2006)
 Commissioned Works - Houses on the Bayou
 Architectural house tour sponsored by the Rice Design Alliance, Houston (March 2006)
 Commissioned Works - Jim Love From Now On
 Documentation of artist Jim Love's studio, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
 Commissioned Works - Pipilotti Rist
 documentaion of the artist's exhibition, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
  Exhibitions - Group - SILVER, the 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography.
 celebration of 25 years of artists organization, Houston Center for Photography, Houston (November 2006)
 Commissioned Works - Science and Engineering Building, Texas A&M International University
 Documentation of university building, Kell Munoz Architects, San Antonio, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas (Summer 2006)
 Commissioned Works - Science and Engineering Building, University of Houston
 Documentation of university building, Pelli Clarke Pelli, Architects, New Haven, CT, University of Houston, Houston (Fall 2006)
 Commissioned Works - Upper School of Sayre School, Lexington, Kentucky
 Documentation of school, Lake/Flato Architects, Sayre School, Lexington, Kentucky (Fall 2006)
 Exhibitions - Solo - Changing Houston
 Exhibition of Panorama Photographs of Houston 1914-2005, College of Architecture, University of Houston (November 2005)
  Exhibitions - Group - City Lights
 Paul Hester, et al., Amon Carter Museum, Ft. Worth, Texas (May 24-November 2, 2003)
 Other - Cover Photograph
 Paul Hester, CITE Magazine, Issue 58, Houston, Texas (Summer 2003)
 Other - Cover Photograph
 Paul Hester, CITE Magazine, Issue 57, Houston, Texas (Spring 2003)
 Other - Cover Photograph
 Paul Hester, Texas Architect (Magazine), San Antonio, Texas (May/June 2003)
 Other - Cover Photograph
 Paul Hester, Western Interiors & Design Magazine, San Antonio, Texas (September/October 2003)
 Invited Talks

"Historic Texas Courthouses." 50th Annual County Judges of Texas Conference, College Station, Texas. (February 12, 2008) With Lisa Hardaway and Michael Andrews

 Photographs from the book Historic Texas Courthouses
 Keynote Speaker

"California Romantica." International Festival-Institute at Round Top, Round Top, Texas. (September 20, 2008) With Lisa Hardaway

 A television program celebrating the public art in downtown Houston.
 Presentation and booksigning of our book Historic Texas Courthouses for the Annual Meeting of the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance
 Presentation and demonstration of how to photograph two and three-dimensional works of art
 Presentation and demonstration of techniques and esthetics of photographic lighting
 A workshop to help artists understand the challenges and the importance of documentation.
Positions Held
 Publications Committee, Houston Center for Photography. (2008 - 2008)