Bill Owens Biography
Bill Owens is an American photographer, photojournalist, brewer, and editor living in Hayward, California. He is best known for his photographs of suburban domestic scenes taken in the East Bay and published in the book Suburbia. Owens is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts Grants.
Bill Owen’s Age and Birthday
Bill is 84 years old as of 2023. He was born on 25 September 1938 in San Jose, California, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 25 September every year.
Bill Owens Height and Weight
Owen stands at an approximate height of 6 feet and 0 inches. He has a weight of 95 kilograms. However, his body measurements have not yet been made public. We will update this section when the information becomes available.
Bill Owens’s Family, Parents, and Siblings
Bill was born and raised by his parents in San Jose, California, United States. He has kept a low profile when it comes to his personal life. He has not revealed any details about his parents or siblings. This information will be updated soon when the information is out to the public.
Bill Owens Husband
Owen has managed to hide his personal life from the limelight and seems to be focusing more on his career. We will let you know when we discover helpful information about his love life.
Bill Owens Education
Bill studied visual anthropology at San Francisco State College, dropped out, and went on an around-the-world hitchhiking trip before finishing his education at Chico State College.
Bill Owens Career
Owen served in the Peace Corps in Jamaica and, upon returning to the USA, lived and worked in the town of Livermore in the San Francisco Bay Area, as a staff photographer for a local newspaper. In 1973, Owens released the book Suburbia, whose pictures showed American suburban life in Livermore. The Los Angeles Times commented that the book “rouses pity, contempt, laughter, and self-recognition. Owens’s influence was immense during the 1970s, especially with respect to the kind of portraiture that shows the middle class.” In 2001, Suburbia was included in Andrew Roth’s The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century.
Owens went on to become a well-known beer brewer and publisher of American Brewer magazine. He founded Buffalo Bill’s Brewery in Hayward in 1983, one of the first brewpubs to open in California since prohibition. In 2003, he founded the American Distilling Institute, a professional membership organization and publishing house “to promote and defend the art and enterprise of craft distilling.” As the president of ADI, Owens has become one of the leading spokesmen of the craft distilling movement. He has published other photography books, and his photographs have been exhibited internationally and are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Berkeley Art Museum, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Bill Owen’s Net worth and Salary
Bill has an estimated net worth of between$ 1 million-$ 5 million dollars as of 2023. His wealth is mainly attributed to his career as a photojournalist. However, details about his salary are not disclosed to the public. We will update the information as soon as it is available.
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