Tim Porter is a Canadian artist and filmmaker born in Washington, DC, USA.
After studying modern literature and philosophy at the University of Virginia, he took
up photography in Montréal in the late 1960s. His work was first shown in the 1969
national survey exhibition, A Review of Contemporary Photography in Canada.
Porter was active in the Vancouver art community during the 1970s, where he
contributed to the controversial 1970 National Film Board of Canada show, B.C. Almanac(h) - C.B. In 1978, he first travelled to Japan thanks to an
arts grant from the Canada Council for the Arts in Ottawa.
He has travelled and photographed extensively in Japan and parts of China,
India and the South Pacific. His work has been exhibited internationally
since 1980 and is held in numerous private and public collections.
Tim's studio is in beautiful Zama, Japan - where he is a painter,
filmmaker, photographer and aspiring Japanese gardener.