Guest Artist Dr. Richard Davidson

Marple Library is pleased to welcome Dr. Richard Davidson, our guest artist for March and April.   Dr. Davidson is a noted Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and at The Shriners Hospital, in Philadelphia.

His photo exhibit will focus on the life and habitat of one of Nature’s more threatened species – the Polar Bear.  These photos, taken during his many travels to the Arctic Circle, reveal the issues, challenges and lifestyle of these enormous and quite lovable animals.

His photographs will be on display in the library March 5th through the month of April.  His work has also been on display at the Main Line Art Center, Media Arts Council, and the Wayne Arts Center in addition to many other venues.

For more information about Dr. Davidson visit his website:

Bio in his own words:

I have been fascinated by photography and cameras since I was a little boy.  I got my first camera at the age of ten years and have been photographing things ever since.

I love to travel and take my cameras wherever I go.  Photographs have become a vehicle through which I can communicate how I see the world.  My travels have provided me with many opportunities for capturing objects and creatures in their natural settings.  I see the world as full of visual coincidences juxtaposing unusual perspectives on exotic, as well as on ordinary, everyday sites.

While mostly self-taught, I also have taken courses in Arches National Park, Utah (Landscapes) with Tom Till, and in Moab, Utah (Night Photography) with John Fuller.  My current cameras include Nikon D800 and D7100.  My favorite themes include the play of light on urban and natural landscapes and on animals in nature.  I print my own photos on an Epson 3880 printer using professional, archival papers.

When not taking photographs I work as a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and at The Shriners Hospital, Philadelphia.

The photographs included here are part of a portfolio of photographs taken in Southeast Asia.  They reflect life along the Mekong Delta from remote villages to modern cities; from family farms and fishing boats to large-scale businesses; from communism to a resurging religious presence and the evolving culture of this area.