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educator , journalist , photographer

Cathy Emily Murphy, American photographer, educator, journalist. Achievements include photographs from Cesar Chavez days in Public Broadcasting Service documentary 1999; National merit awards from Professional Photographers of America in fashion, fine art and archaeology photography, state awards professional photographers of Oregon and Wash; 5 photographs of Tarahumara women in archives of the institute national de las Mujeres, Mexico City, Mex.

Background

Murphy, Cathy Emily was born on January 27, 1943 in Bay City, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Douglas Patrick and Grace Anna Churchfield.

Education

Associate of Arts journalism, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, California, 1963. Bachelor, California State University-Chico, Chico, California, 1992.

Career

Staff photographer Cesar Chavez and UFW, Keene, California, 1974—1975, Southern Arizona Discovery, Tucson, 1977—1978. Photo instructor Clover Park Vocational Tech Institute, Tacoma, 1980—1984. Photographic stringer United States/Mexico Arizona Republican, Phoenix, 1985—1987.

Photo instructor Seattle Central Community College, 1989—1990. Photo journalist Bisbee Observer, Bisbee news, Arizona, 1996—2000, Bisbee Daily Review, 2001—2003. Photo instructor Butte College, Oroville, California, 1990—1994, Cochise College, Douglas, Arizona, 1978, Douglas, 1980—1987, Douglas, since 1995.

Photographer/tour guide Mexico Geronimo Educational Travel Studies, Bisbee, Arizona, 1997—2003. Judge Professional Photographers of Washington, Spokane, Washington, 1998.

Achievements

  • Achievements include photographs from Cesar Chavez days in Public Broadcasting Service documentary 1999. National merit awards from Professional Photographers of America in fashion, fine art and archaeology photography, state awards professional photographers of Oregon and Wash. 5 photographs of Tarahumara women in archives of the institute national de las Mujeres, Mexico City, Mex.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author (photographer): (traveling photo essay) From the Califorina Fields, 1976, (photo documentary) Living on the Edge- The Tarahumara of Copper Canyon, 2000. Photographer (exhibitions) Tang Gallery, National Chaveny Center, Keene, California, 2006, University Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 2006, Pasadena City College, California, 2006.

Membership

Friends Copper Queen Library., Bisbee, Arizona, 2002—2003. Member National Museum Women in Arts, Washington, 1998. Board directors Cochise Fine Arts, Bisbee, Arizona, 1978.

Member of Arizona Newspaper Association (numerous state awards for photography and writing), National Press Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Photography, swimming, studying Spanish, documenting lifestyles native peoples of Mexico.

Connections

Married Denis Michael Murphy, March 1964 (divorced 1974). 1 child Paul.

father:
Douglas Patrick

mother:
Grace Anna Churchfield

spouse:
Denis Michael Murphy

child:
Paul Murphy