Installation view

Craig J. Barber

Craig J. Barber

SITES UNSEEN – RURAL AMERICA

FEBRUARY 7 – APRIL 4, 2004

The landscape of my youth
working farms and small towns
summer playgrounds and hunting camps
open space

Now fatigued
Abandoned
Overgrown
Some reclaimed
Most not

Dreams let go
Economies shifted
Struggles lost

The Earth Abides

– Craig J. Barber, 2004

CRAIG J. BARBER is a fine art photographer who has spent over twenty years photographing the cultural landscape and its continually changing face. His work has been exhibited in over a hundred exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America, including those at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the International Center of Photography in NYC, the G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle, Robin Rice Gallery in NYC, the Gallery Palatina in Buenos Aires, and the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge. His work resides in collections at the Museum of Fine Art in Houston, the Brooklyn Museum, the New York Public Library, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. His talent has garnered grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Seattle Arts Commission and the Polaroid Corporation in addition to artist residencies at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, Lightwork in Syracuse, and Yosemite National Park. Mr. Barber has lead workshops internationally for over a decade ranging from landscape, 19th century printing processes, personal vision, pinhole camera, and darkroom techniques.

craigbarber.com