Charles Vincent McDonald

Charles Vincent McDonald retired from the University of California, Davis on March 31, 2011. While employed by the Regents of California, he managed satellite retail locations for the campus bookstore and the Art & Photography Group, IET Mediaworks. He also worked for Accounting & Financial Services to monitor financial policy compliance and extramural funding. When retirement came, he returned to his life-long passion in pursuit of photography.

During the years of the Vietnam conflict, Charlie enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and received his formal photography instruction and training at the U.S. Naval School of Photography, Pensacola, FL. In fact, his interest, knowledge and passion in photography allowed him to be honored as First-in-Class among his peers. Charlie’s architectural photography has twice been exhibited in the headquarters building of the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C. His fashion and architectural work appeared within the pages of The Washingtonian Magazine. His photograph of baseball slugger Frank Howard appeared in the Washington Senators 1968 Yearbook.

Today, Charlie concentrates his photographic vision in and around Sacramento, CA. His work captures the color and form of his subjects. His sense of personal satisfaction is finalized with the correct exposure and the click of the camera’s shutter.