Fotofolio – Craig Barber

December 17th, 2016  |  Published in December 2016

Sara & Horses




Aileah & Scythe




Cody Washing Potatoes




Nancy & Toulous








John Blacksmith



“Working the Land”

Craig’s statement:

As our society turns increasingly towards industrial agriculture there are still those who continue a close relationship with the land and all it has to offer, be they hunters, farmers, woodsmen, gardeners, or foragers. My work recognizes and acknowledges this commitment in a series of portraits that honors these individuals and their environments. I have chosen to work with the tintype process for its timelessness and its ability to resonate an aesthetic connection to an era when we were all closer to the land. All plates are 8” x 10” and each of my subjects receives plates as well.
Craig has been photographing for over 35 years and teaching for 20 years. He travels and works using antiquarian processes and focuses on the cultural landscape. During the past 20 years Craig focused his camera on Viet Nam, Havana, and the Catskill region of New York State, documenting cultures in rapid transition and fading from memory. Craig’s 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’s website is


Kent Krugh is a fine art photographer living in Cincinnati.

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