About Hal Gould


Hal Gould (1920 – 2015) was a well-known champion of photography in the Rocky Mountain region who inspired countless artists and visitors to his legendary Camera Obscura Gallery in Denver. He was also a gifted artist himself, a commercial photographer, and a co-founder of CPAC.

In his honor, CPAC established the Hal Gould Vision in Photography Award in 2013 with the objective of recognizing people and institutions that have raised awareness, value, and appreciation of photography in the Western Region. Gould shared the first award with Mark Sink, founder of Denver’s Month of Photography, and Gould attended the 2013, 2014, and 2015 events. He passed away on June 25, 2015, at the age of 95.


Hal Gould Remembered as Ambassador for Denver, Western Photography

(Colorado Public Radio, 7/7/15, by Corey H. Jones)


Hal Gould, Legendary Figure in the Colorado Photography Scene, Dies at 95 (Westword, 6/26/15, by Michael Paglia)