Craig J. Barber, "Aileah with Scythe", 2013, from the series Working The Land, Tintype, 10 x 8 inches, NFS. Courtesy of the artist.

Craig J. Barber, “Aileah with Scythe”, 2013, from the series Working The Land, Tintype, 10 x 8 inches, NFS. Courtesy of the artist.

Craig J. Barber

WORKING THE LAND
As industrial agribusiness increases its influence on our society, there are still those who have a close relationship to the land and all it has to offer. My work recognizes and acknowledges these individuals; be they hunters, farmers, woodsmen, gardeners or foragers. These portraits honor those committed to the land. I have chosen to work with the tintype process for its timeless quality and its ability to resonate aesthetically to an era when our society was more consciously connected to the land.


Craig J. Barber (Woodstock, NY) is a photographer who uses antiquarian processes and focuses on the cultural landscape. For almost 20 years he has traveled with his camera to Viet Nam, Havana, and throughout the Catskill region of New York State, documenting cultures that are in transition and fading from memory. His photographs have been featured in more than fifty solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions.  His work is represented in several public and private collections including the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York City, and the Biblioteque Nationale de France in Paris.

Craig received CPW’s Fellowship in 2005 and was selected by the artist Liliana Porter. To view his Fellowship portfolio, click here.


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