MA, University of California at Irvine
Specialist in digital imaging, and in the history and methodologies of documentary. Education: studied classical guitar with Andres Segovia, Alirio Diaz, Emilio Pujol and Celedonio Romero; holds graduate degrees in comparative literature and in computer graphics; served as photojournalist in US Navy. Gallery director, Friends of Photography, 1971-75. Selected fellowships/awards: Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship in intercultural documentary film, Rockefeller Foundation Stage II Award in documentary film, NEA Bicentennial Film Award (with Thom Tyson), eight Illinois Arts Council Fellowships. Selected one-person screenings: Dachau Museum (Germany), Museum of Modern Art (NY), Whitney Museum of American Art (NY), Gene Siskel Film Center of the Art Institute of Chicago. Thompson’s films toured Europe in a traveling exhibition under the auspices of the Film Society of Lincoln Center (NY), and have been broadcast on public televison in the U.S., Australia and Europe (INA, France; ZDF, Germany; Channel 4, England). Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop.