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Walter Kitundu

Fair Fowl: Bay Area Artist Walter Kitundu On Bird Photography At Randall Museum

The phrase “Renaissance man” is bandied about freely when it comes to Bay Area artist, composer and instrument-maker Walter Kitundu. But the term fits. The inventor of the phonoharp (an instrument that beautifully incorporates a photograph), Kronos Quartet collaborator, Headlands Center for the Arts artist-in-residence and distinguished visiting professor of wood arts at the California College of the Arts was recognized in 2008 with a MacArthur Fellowship, otherwise known as the Genius Award. Bird photography is one of Kitundu’s  lesser-known yet impressive talents.

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