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b. 1956
Born: U.S.

Bob Collignon is a photographer based in Western New York. He received a BFA in art in 1978 from the State University of New York College at Buffalo, where he studied photography, anthropology, and jewelry design. Upon graduation he began work as a photographer's assistant at Myer's Photography in Buffalo, before accepting a position as curator and later assistant director at CEPA Gallery from 1980 to 1985. He pursued work on an MFA from the University at Buffalo (including serving as a teaching assistant) from 1982 through 1984, although he left the program before completing the degree in order to open the commercial firm Collignon/Jarosz Photography with fellow photographer Dave Jarosz. The award-winning studio has been in operation ever since, specializing in advertising, corporate, industrial, and editorial work, with a number of major regional and national clients. During the same period, Collignon has exhibited solo work in galleries and museums, including the permanent collections of the Burchfield Penney and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. He is married to artist Linda Collignon and collaborates with writer Carl Thiel and producer Richard Wicka on an internet radio show, "Focus … It's Over-rated." For more information, visit