Germaine Watkins

Germaine Watkins

Germaine Watkins

Germaine has a love of photography that started as a young child. He began developing his skills at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild during high school. He continued his education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he received his Bachelors in Communications Media. Germaine returned to MCG and is currently employed as a photography teaching artist mentor. A list of his photography showings include: Pittsburgh Black Photographers’ Group, Pittsburgh Black Media Federation,

National Urban League Convention, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Shadow Lounge, Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum, Pittsburgh Regional Showcase, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Arts Festivals, Sweetwater Mavuno Festival, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, MCG Staff Exhibitions, Gallery at 800 Penn Ave., Living Life on Life’s Terms exhibition, group book project titled “Feel Like Going On: A Year in the Life of Black Pittsburgh,” Clarion University, Pittsburgh Youth Symphony, Whirl Magazine,

Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Carnegie Library websites, private collections as well as social media sites.

Artist Statement:
Photography is a major part of my life, being an instructor of the art at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild. I enjoy taking tranquil photographs both outdoors as well as in the portrait studio. Photography is where I find beauty and want to enrich my life and the lives of others with God’s beauty. – Germaine Watkins