Born in Brooklyn, Alvin Comiter received a BS in Physics from The Cooper Union and an MS in Nuclear Physics from the University of Colorado where he worked at the cyclotron, unravelling the mysteries of aluminum and sodium. Soon tired of smashing atoms, Comiter enrolled at the California Institute of the Arts where he received an MFA in Photography. Comiter came to Canada in 1974, landing in Nova Scotia on the same day that Richard Nixon resigned.
Comiter is a "documentary" photographer whose work straddles the line between fact and fiction. Some of his work can be seen in two books on Nova Scotia architecture, "Historic Halifax" and "Landmarks: Historic Buildings of Nova Scotia".
Alvin Comiter's website is: www.alvincomiter.ca.
1968 BS in Physics, The Cooper Union
1971 MS in Physics, University of Colorado
1973 MFA in Photography, California Institute of the Arts
Photography Workshop: View Camera
Advanced Photo Critique