Roman Loranc
Curriculum Vitae


1956 – Born in Bielsko-Biala, Poland
1981 – Emigrated to the United States
1984 – Moved to California and began photographing the Central Valley
Currently lives and works near near Mt Shasta in Siskiyou County

Collections / Museums and Institutions

United States

  • The Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
  • Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California (Night Storm over Kesterson, 1999)
  • De Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California (Franciscan Church, 2001)
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (Avalanche Road, 2012)
  • Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, California
  • George Eastman House, Rochester, New York
  • Nature Conservancy of California, San Francisco, California
  • Sonoma Museum of Art, Sonoma, California
  • Bank of America Collection, San Francisco, California
  • Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives, University of California, Berkeley
  • ResMed Art Collection, San Diego, California (Multiples, 43 in total, including Road to Home, Private Road and Clouds)


  • Bibliothèque nationale de France

Paris, France

  • National Art Museum of China

Beijing, China


Selected Exhibitions and Art fairs

2018, August/September, Within Sight – The Road Home, The Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite Valley, CA
2018, February/March, Roman Loranc: New Releases, Photography West Gallery, Carmel, CA
2018, January/February, Poetry of the Lens, Center for the Photographic Arts, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
2017, March, Roman Loranc: Photographs from Three Decades, Photography West Gallery, Carmel, CA
2016, June/July, About Time (Group Show), Photography West Gallery, Carmel, CA
2015, September, Timeless Gallery, Photo Shanghai, China
2014, April/May, Power of the Image (group show), Temple of Heaven, organized by Beijing Fuhai Culture    Company and Kodak Alaris, Beijing, China.
2014, January/March, Natural Spirit: Photographs of Roman Loranc, Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock, CA
2011, May, Susan Spiritus and Studio 391, San Francisco Fine Art Fair, Ft Mason, CA
2012, April, Selected Photographs, Duncan Miller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2009, August, Roman Loranc, Fractal Dreams, Studio 391, Gualala, CA
2009, Roman Loranc, Fractal Dreams, First Street Gallery and Frame Co., Turlock, CA
2009, Roman Loranc, Fractal Dreams, Susan Spiritus Gallery, Irvine, CA
2009, Roman Loranc, Dreaming in Daylight: Photographs 1993-2008, Soulcatcher Studio, Santa Fe, NM
2009, Remnant Beauty: Photographs by Roman Loranc, Knowlton Gallery, Lodi, California
2006, November, Remnant Beauty: Photographs by Roman Loranc, De Santos Gallery, Houston, Texas
2003/2004, December/January, Roman Loranc: Sacred Spaces, The Ansel Adams Gallery, Monterey, CA

Bibliography (Books/Reviews/Articles/Catalogues/Interviews)

2018, Roman Loranc, Traces, The Photographs of Roman Loranc, Poems by Robert Lax, Essay by Anthony Bannon, published by Roman Loranc Photography Studio

2018, January 4, catalogue, Roman Lorance Poetry of the Lens, essay by Brian Taylor, 40 pp, published by Center for Photographic Art,

2018, January 20, Monovisions Black & White Photography Magazine, Roman Loranc Poetry of the Lens,

2018, February 15, Steve Zmak, Video Interview, West Coast Focus, 5:04, Marina, California,

2018, April, David Best, Roman Loranc: A Meditative View, Black & White Magazine

2017, May 9, The Photobook Journal, Dual Graphics and Fultone Printing, illustration

2015, February 23, Meredith Mullins, OIC Blog, Landscape Photography with a Deep Sense of Place,

2015, August 28, Thomas Stanworth, The Photo Fundamentalist, Beneath the Image: Interview with Landscape Photographer Roman Loranc,

2014, February 7, Turlock Journal, Roman Loranc Retrospective at the Carnegie Arts Center, 2:31,

2014, May 2, Photo District News, Photo of the Day.

2013, February 15, Rfotofolio, online interview, The Travels of Photographer Roman Loranc,

2011, Feb., J. Farace, Shutterbug, Monochrome… Never Out Of Style; Black & White And Read All Over

2012, April 18, Cultural Synergy, blog, Landscape Photography by Roman Lorance.

2012, Roman Loranc, Absolution, Fifty Photographs from Europe, Introduction by Julia B. Christopher, Essay by Anthony Bannon, Poem by Pablo Neruda, published by Photography West Graphics, Inc., interview with Roman Loranc,

2011, George Barr, 52 Great Images: Who made them, What makes them special and Why, pp 117-119, published by Rockynook.

2010, January 10, Escape into Life (EIL photoblog)

2010, Isaac Zibut and Raimondos Paknys, Vilnius: Portrait of a City, published by R. Paknio Leidykla

2009, April 24, KQED Spark, video interview, Roman Loranc: The River Wild, 11:45

2009, Roman Loranc, Fractal Dreams, essay by David Stroud, published by Photography West Graphics, Inc.

2007, Highway 99 : a literary journey through California’s Great Central Valley, cover photograph by Roman Lorance,545 pp, anthology, Stan Yogi, Gayle Mak, Patricia Wakida, published by Heyday Books, Berkeley, CA

2006, May 10, SMIBS TV, Interviewed by Peter Urban, Roman Lorance and Traditional Darkroom Photography, Episode 3, 50 minutes.

2005, November/December, LensWork, Remnant Beauty: California’s Central Valley by Roman Lorance, audio interview and portfolio review

2004, August, David Best, Spotlight Roman Loranc, Black & White Magazine, Issue 32, pp 86-91

2003, Roman Loranc, Two-Hearted Oak, The Photography of Roman Loranc, Introduction, Afterword, and Poems by Lillian Vallee, Foreword by Graham Chisholm, published by Heyday Books, Berkeley.

Outback Photo Podcast, interviewed by Bettina and Uwe Steinmueller, (audio 25 minutes)

2003, John A. Murray, Roman Loranc, Bloomsbury Review, November/December

1999, The Geography of Home, cover photograph by Roman Loranc, 444pp, anthology, Christopher Buckley, published by Heyday Books, Berkeley CA.

Awards and Grants

2013, Absolution: Fifty Photographs from Europe received the prestigious award of the United States Literary Award in the category of Fine Art Photography.

2010 Award, Fractal Dreams,PIASC (Printing Industries of Southern California) Best of Category – Art Books

2014, Carnegie Arts Center Distinguished Artist.

2015, September, Elected one of 10 finalists for International Master of Photography, Photo Shanghai

2015, September 10, received King of Photography Award, Beijing, China


Gallery Representation

United States

  • The Ansel Adams Gallery, Village Mall, Yosemite National Park, CA   95389
  • Photography West Gallery, Carmel, CA   93921
  • Duncan Miller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA   90404
  • Susan Spiritus Gallery, Irvine, CA   92612
  • Willem Photographic, Monterey, CA   93940
  • Edward Cella Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, CA   90034
  • Weston Photography LLC, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA   93921
  • Vanessa Villegas Art Advisory, Los Angeles, CA   90254
  • Russell Levin Photography, Monterey, CA 93940


  • Timeless Gallery, Xicheng District, Beijing, China
  • Photo Shanghai, Jing’an Shanghai, China