Hunter Barnes – 15 Years, Reflections of an American Narrative

Hunter Barnes is a photographer who focuses his artistic gaze on the faces of people that are consistently misrepresented in the modern American narrative. 

Under the tutelage of Dr. R. Heist, he earned a Degree in Photography and Photochemistry, and distinguishes himself through the integrity of his process, from concept to print, his monochrome work adhering to the archival darkroom methods of the generations of masters who preceded him. 

In his home and creative retreat, nestled in a valley in the natural reserves of Oregon, he personally produces silver gelatin, fibre-based prints for each of his projects. These photographs flash us into moments and scenes most will never get to experience first-hand. Hunter cherishes the friendships he builds through meaningful dialogue and shared experiences, and it is this sincerity that allows him access to these otherwise private worlds.