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Gallery Talk: Craig Barber
April 11 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Join us for a Gallery Talk with Craig Barber before the opening of Down Garden Paths.
Working the Land – Craig J. Barber
There are still those who continue a close relationship with the land and all it has to offer: hunters, farmers, woodsmen, gardeners, foragers. I want to recognize and honor these individuals and their commitment, in a series of portraits in their working environments. I have chosen to work with the tintype process for it’s feeling of timelessness and it’s aesthetic connection to an era when we were all closer to the land. – CJB
Craig is a photographer who travels and works using antiquarian processes and focuses on the cultural landscape. During the past 20 years he has focused his camera on Viet Nam, Havana, and the Catskill region of New York State, documenting cultures in rapid transition and fading from memory. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America and is represented in several prominent museum and private collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Brooklyn Art Museum; the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, among others. He has received several grants including from the Seattle Arts Commission, the Polaroid Corporation and the New York Foundation for the Arts. In 2006 Umbrage Editions published his book, “Ghosts in the Landscape: Vietnam Revisited.”
Craig has been photographing for over 40 years and teaching for 25 of those years. He has taught classes and workshops and lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America, at the International Center for Photography in New York, the Center for Photography in Woodstock, NY, Charles University in Prague, CZ, and others.