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Mary Wheeler Heller, American photographer. Recipient Gay Clark Stoddard award, 2007.

Background

Heller, Mary Wheeler was born on March 4, 1928 in Sterling, Illinois, United States. Daughter of LeRoy Coe and Gladys (Lawrence) Wheeler.

Education

Bachelor in Philosophy, University Chicago, 1947. Bachelor, University Arizona, 1950. Student, International Center Photography, New York City, 1981.

Student, Maine Photographic Workshop, 1980.

Career

Editorial assistant The New Yorker, New York City, 1951-1956, reporter, 1957-1960. Fine art photographer, since 1970. Stock photographer Getty Images, since 1985.

Committee member International Center Photography, since 1990.

Works

Membership

Trustee New York City School Volunteer Program (now named Learning Leaders), since 1961, classroom tutor, 1961—1962, chairman board trustees, 1967—1972, chairman search committee for new executive director, 1976. Board directors Public Education Association, 1966—1974, president board directors, 1972—1974. Co-chairman education committee New York Philharm, 1970—1980.

Board directors Chamber Music Society Lincoln Center, 1975—1991, chairman executive committee, 1979—1982, president board directors, 1988—1991. Board directors Nantucket Land Council, since 1986. Vice president board directors MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, 1975—1979, chairman search committee for new director, 1977.

Member of Professional Women Photographers, American Society Media Photographers.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, visual and performing arts, travel, golf, tennis.

Connections

Married Peter Seton Heller, June 30, 1956. 1 child Kate Heller O'Reilly.

father:
LeRoy Coe Wheeler

mother:
Gladys (Lawrence) Wheeler

spouse:
Peter Seton Heller

child:
Kate Heller O'Reilly Heller