Bill Curtis Photography 2

Swimming in River at Marmot, Tarlac Province

After completing my graduate work at Utah State University, I began teaching speech, drama  and photography at an Indian boarding high-school in Brigham City Utah, and eventually made a career change and started a video production unit for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Brigham City. After nine years the BIA closed the facility and transferred me to my place of residence for the next 29 years in Lawrence, Kansas. I taught at the Dept. of Interior B.I.A,  Haskell Indian Nations University, formerly the Haskell Institute. Haskell was built by the federal government in 1884 as a boarding school and Normal &Trades school for American Indians. Lawrence is also known for another university that has a pretty fair basketball program. I taught at Haskell for 21 years and I were able to  fund my instruction program by producing videos for various federal agencies and Indian Tribes. My longest production affiliation was with the USDA Forest Service, Alaska Region. During the summer I would shoot video projects for them and then my students and I would complete the post production during the school year. I retired from the Bureau in 2005 and have been doing freelance video and spending time with a digital still camera. In 2013 my wife and I moved to Foley, Alabama.

       In 2008 my wife and I went to the Philippines to produce a video for our friend, Roger Stone who, with his wife Vangie are working as Wycliff Bible Translators with the Ayta people who live in remote villages in the Tarlac Province in Luzon. <ost of the photos on this page were taken on that trip.

      In 2012 and in 2017 we travelled to East Anglia to produce videos and visit the airbase my father-in-law was stationed during WWII.e. We had the wonderful privilege of staying in an 18th Century Manor house in Norfolk. On the estate is a wonderful 13th century cathedral with a 100 foot tower. It was originally built by Ann Boleyn's grandparents and local legend has it that it is also the resting place of Ann's head. Photos of Salle Manor and Salle Church are on the following pages.

My photographs of Michigan and the Great Lakes reflect the fact that since 2012, my wife and I have worked as campground hosts and both McClain State Park in the UP of Michigan and Leelenau State Park in the Lower peninsula, northwest of Traverse City. We will spend all July, August and September as hosts in Leelenau in 2014 and shorter terms in 2015 and 2016.. The park is located right on the tip of the state on Lake Michigan with wonderful sunsets and the Grand Traverse Lighthouse.The campground is primitive but the natives are quite friendly.

Signed Photographic Prints and Canvas prints are available for purchase. 

Rice Fields in Luzon, Philippines
Banaue Rice Terraces Philippines
Tarlac Province Luzon, Philippines     
Subic Bay, Philippines
Village of Maamot, Tarlac Province, Philippines
On the trail from Dirtias, Tarlac Province, Philippines

Ayta Abellen Home on trail to Diritas       

Eating Popsicles - Maamot   

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