Irv Lefberg was born and raised in Brooklyn in the 1950s. He has been doing wildlife and landscape photography for over thirty years. Irv has had over 60 photographs exhibited at Photographic Society of America competitions, winning a medal for “originality,” and other awards. After obtaining a Ph.D at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Irv moved to Seattle, where he taught at the University of Washington. He later served as senior economist, forecaster, and policy analyst for five Washington State Governors. Since relocating from Seattle to Escondido in 2010, Irv has exhibited at the Escondido Municipal Arts Gallery, the San Diego County Fair, Gallery 21 in Balboa Park, Calumet Photographic Gallery, and the Gotthelf Gallery in LaJolla. During 2013, his Brooklyn landscapes and bird photography were featured in two solo exhibitions. His "Jeremiah Frog" was accepted in an international "Best of Nature" competition and shown at the San Diego Natural History in 2014.