Congratulations to all Fall 2016 Graduates! We hope that these photographs by the talented Glenn Embree will inspire you as you go celebrate!
Glenn Embree, Sr. was one of the top commercial photographers in the U.S. He served as President of the Model T Ford Club of America. Some of his clients included Walt Disney, Jimmy Durante, Judy Garland, John Wayne, Red Skelton, Frank Sinatra, Bill Cosby and The Beverly Hillbillies. Embree attended the University of California at Berkeley, pursuing a major in Art, and later, he studied motion picture photography and set direction at USC.
As a set designer at MGM, he developed a passion for photography and from there, he went to work at Paul Hesse Studios in the late 1930s. In 1942, he left to serve in the Air Force as an officer in China during World War II. Upon returning home in 1946, he resumed his career in commercial photography at Hesse’s.
Later, he opened his own studio in Hollywood and quickly became recognized as a color portrait and fashion photographer. His work appears in or on the covers of such fashion magazines as Harper’s Vogue, Mademoiselle and Look. In 1988, he moved to Southeast Idaho where he continued to produce calendar photos until his death in 1995.