There are A LOT of stories between Gene and his camera - a lifelong relationship with photography and photographers. Many friendships passed on as legacies. EVEN His first name. he carries on the craft and the skills from generations before him.

He received awards for his personal and professional work including Society of News and Design, Photo Forum, and Popular Photography. Throughout the 90's, Pierce served on the production staff of the Eddie Adams' Workshop for Photojournalism. In 1996, he was the recipient of the Tom Stevens' Memorial Grant, for an outstanding body of work in Photography. A selection of his prints are maintained in the permanent collection of the Princeton University Art Museum.

Some of Eugene's personal history was shared on this blog post. - "A letter to a fellow artist"

 

Eugene Pierce's work has appeared in publications around the world. Some tittles include:

 
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Photography is rife with the technically proficient, and the artistic photographers too numerous to mention. Gene is the rarity, a master technician with a strong vision. I love the texture of his prints, and I’m delighted by the fact his subjects have the power of interest. Quality from the hand and the eye. It’s an uncommon balance.
— Sam Garcia, Nikon
Gene Pierce’s photographs possess an artist’s clarity of vision and a craftsmans mastery of his medium. A deceptively simple formula that rewards the viewer time and again.
— Arthur Grace, Photographer
The power of Gene’s work lies in his ability to expose the psyche of his subjects in a straightforward, dignified and hauntingly beautiful manner.
— Evan Kriss - NY Times Magazine, Photo department
Straightforward, yet eclectic, the images of Gene Pierce are rich in their visual presence. The texture of his subjects is complemented by the technical perfection of Pierce’s prints. Because the subject is forced to stand alone, the photographer has to put his full effort into the clarity of idea, Pierce has made it look easy but, we all know otherwise.
— 
Steve Fenn, Chief photographer, ABC Television Network.
 
Pierce’s proof prints are better than most photographer prime prints.
— John Durniak, New York Times - Camera Column
We are delighted to add them to our holdings. Indeed, these works are immediately engaging yet, quickly lead the viewer to a deeper exploration of personal history and narrative.
— Susan M. Taylor - Director, Princeton University Art Museum
We are delighted to add them to our holdings. Indeed, these works are immediately engaging yet, quickly lead the viewer to a deeper exploration of personal history and narrative.
— Susan M. Taylor - Director, Princeton University Art Museum
Straightforward, yet eclectic, the images of Gene Pierce are rich in their visual presence. The texture of his subjects is complemented by the technical perfection of Pierce’s prints. Because the subject is forced to stand alone, the photographer has to put his full effort into the clarity of idea, Pierce has made it look easy but, we all know otherwise.
— 
Steve Fenn, Chief photographer, ABC Television Network.
Pierce’s proof prints are better than most photographer prime prints.
— John Durniak, New York Times - Camera Column
The power of Gene’s work lies in his ability to expose the psyche of his subjects in a straightforward, dignified and hauntingly beautiful manner.
— Evan Kriss - NY Times Magazine, Photo department
Gene Pierce’s photographs possess an artist’s clarity of vision and a craftsmans mastery of his medium. A deceptively simple formula that rewards the viewer time and again.
— Arthur Grace, Photographer