Jerry Bosworth, our long-time, Photo Group Chair, has been a tireless champion of our organization. Over the years, Jerry has served YWA in many capacities including President!
Jerry is also a kind benefactor for many in need. He’s the first to lend a hand with personal assistance, as well as group coordination/mobilization when needed.
He’s also the first to share art opportunities that cross his path, giving us all a chance to shine.
Thank you Jerry! You shine! We are truly grateful for your many years of service to our group, and to our community at large.
I was born on 13 July 1936 in Los Angeles. I grew up in Bakersfield from the 6th grade on. The school I attended in the 7th and 8th grade had a black and white dark room. That experience stimulated my interest in photography and more specifically in black and white. I attended the University of Southern California on a NROTC scholarship where I obtained a Bachelors Degree and some years later a Masters Degree. I had two somewhat parallel careers, the United States Marine Corps and Teaching Hospital Administration. I spent thirty years in the Marine Corps with a combination of active and reserve duty and retired as a Colonel in 1989. During my Teaching Hospital career I spent time at the Los Angeles County General Hospital, Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, Harbor General Hospital and was the Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, Texas Tech University Hospital, Valley Medical Center of Fresno, San Francisco General Hospital and the USC University Hospital (now named the Keck Medical Center at USC). I retired in 1996 and live in Ahwahnee with Lynn, my wife of 57 years.