Beverly Holder is a professional photographer. Born and raised in Queens, NY, Miss Holder was a music major in high school with a strong interest in the visual arts. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baruch College. Her major was advertising and her minor was graphic art.
For an elective class in school, Ms. Holder chose a course in black and white photography. It was there she learned to shoot, develop film and print her own pictures. Photographing events at the school she says she felt like a real photojournalist and there the seed was planted.
After college, Miss Holder moved to St. Thomas, USVI and worked for a magazine called The VI Voice. Returning to New York she landed a job in the print production department at an investment management company. Moving to Los Angeles, California shortly thereafter, Miss Holder formed her own graphic design company servicing business clients in the Los Angeles Airport area.
Miss Holder did not consider photography as a career until she saw a classified ad in a local newspaper for “freelance photographer”. She showed them some photographs of a car accident she captured and they hired her to photograph stories for Jamaica, Queens. From the first $5 she made when the newspaper printed one of her photographs, she was considered a professional.
After freelancing, Miss Holder secured a job as a staff photographer with the City of New York. This 12-year position gave her access to events and experiences that shape her work today. Following that, Miss Holder went on to run her architectural photography business full time. Her client list continues to grow with contractors, developers and real estate professionals.