The mission of Community Greenhouse Partners is to improve the quality of life of those around us

Photographer Al Bell

When Visual Historian Al Bell approached us during the Spring of 2010, he brought with him his disarming smile and camera. The rest is history. Oftentimes, Al shows up and documents CGP meetings, events, farmwork…. just about anything related to CGP. You’ll see his photos peppered throughout our website and Facebook. He’s taken literally thousands of photos as CGP continues on its journey. You can find them here.

Al’s photographic eye helps us share our story. The story about the man behind the lens is a story we’d like to share with you. For the first part of his professional life, Al was an engineer. As an engineer, he helped build many of the signature buildings making up the Cleveland skyline over the last twenty years. His passion for building and construction segued into architecture and interior photography. With growing artistic skills, his photographic work expanded to include events and portraits.

When he’s not taking photos at CGP, Al continues his artistic education at both Cleveland State University and Cleveland Institute of Art while taking on photo assignments and consulting activities throughout Ohio.