Photography Brown Bag Talk: Hillary Clements Atiyeh

February 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Every third Wednesday of the month at noon, photography enthusiasts gather at the Museum to hear talks by regional photographers, gallerists, historians, curators, and collectors.

Arranging Chaos

Hillary Clements Atiyeh, a fine art nature and documentary photographer based in Portland Oregon, will share imagery that she has created over the course of the last three decades. She will discuss her creative journey through multiple photographic mediums and her evolution from the darkroom, alternative processes and into the digital realm.

Fascinated by the Earth and its creatures, Hillary has traveled extensively and feels passionate about photographing the natural world, its inhabitants and the relationship of humans to the environment. In spite of being raised in New York City she has always felt a strong connection with nature and the desire to explore the wilderness. She will discuss several bodies of work including images from her new series of multiple exposures called “Chaos Theory”, Underwater images from the series “In Hot Water” which were made at Breitenbush Hot Springs as well as photographs created from her time living there as a community member and workshop instructor. She will also show work from some of her adventures including an intimate journey down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon.

About Hillary Clements Atiyeh

“From my perspective, life, art and nature are intertwined so a result I aspire to express that connection through my photographs. I engage in the art and process of photography because I love it, the relationship between art and science excites and inspires me. I let intuition be my guide, finding new ways to experiment and play, often abandoning rules, pushing my own boundaries while attempting to accentuate the positive in everything that I do.”

Hillary Clements Atiyeh has won several awards and has shared her work in both solo and group exhibitions around the globe including Spain, France, China, Guatemala and the United States. Her work has been included in National Geographic Traveler, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, Burn Magazine, Black & White Magazine and several other print and online Publications. You can see a sample of her work at

Free to the public.

Sponsored by the Museum’s Photography Council. Major support provided by Pro Photo Supply.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.

Hillary Atiyeh Clements, Chaos Theory
Hillary Atiyeh Clements, Chaos Theory