Robt Ward was born in 1946 and deafened by meningitis in 1949. A southern California native, he spent three of his most formative years in Geneva, Switzerland in the late 1950's and studied too much Latin at Ecole Internationale de Geneve. Later he attended Brown University (where he studied with the poet Edwin Honig) and the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture.
At various times in his life he has been a staff writer/editor (San Diego Magazine and San Diego Home/Garden), a sailmaker, a graphic designer, a book designer, an editor, and a teacher (at the University of California at San Diego), but he spent most of his working career as an architectural photographer.
He currently lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where he writes (a little) and makes landscape photographs (a lot) in his retirement.