Biography of Pierre Odier
Author & Adventurer
Pierre Odier was born in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 1959 he moved to the United Sates. He joined the United States Army in the same year and became a communications specialist. He served his last military years in the Northwest and was discharged in Tacoma, Washington.
In Tacoma he owned and operated a restaurant-nightclub, an art gallery and worked as an interpreter and translator for the Weyerhaeuser Company. He received his B.A. and teaching credentials from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, M.F.A. California State of Los Angeles.
Upon completion of his teaching credentials he moved to Glendale, California, to accept a teaching position at the Herbert Hoover High School in the Glendale Unified School District. His duties included Fine Arts Chairperson and the teaching of Photography, Fine Arts, Humanity and yearbook classes.
Odier served on the public relations committee for the local teacher organization and as a five-year member on the teacher contract negotiating team, with one year as chairperson.
Odier was the president of the National Photography Instructors Association (N.P.I.A.), editor of a national photography publication, member of the National College Board Fine Arts Committee and travels extensively as a lecturer and conference speaker. He is the two time past president of The Adventurers’ Club of Los Angeles, current president of the Adventurers’ Foundation and a member of the Explorers Club Of New York.
Pierre Odier is actively pursuing travel to remote places of the world in order to document indigenous peoples. He resides in Eagle Rock, California and is owner of a publishing company L’Image Odier.