Barbara Harrison at PhotoZone Gallery (online this month)
June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 29 @ 5:00 pm
Barbara Harrison, Patterns of Illumination
June 1 to June 29, 2021
Online for the month of June
As a visual artist, Barbara Harrison wanders the environs, eyes in motion – delving into textures, patterns, colors, and lines painted by light; expanding the view a scene presents by altering perspective. Exploring Patterns of Illumination, the observer has a chance to visualize the possibilities, rather than what is.
Barbara’s love of the outdoors developed when she was a little girl. The need to be outside has never left her and is very much a part of the photographic subject she pursues. She was drawn into photography by her first partner whose main interest was nature and wildlife. Together they spent summers traveling the US and Canada, photographing in national parks and preserves. Barbara has stood in the middle of a big horn sheep rut and had pronghorn run right by her. A desert tortoise came up and smelled her in Joshua Tree. In Alaska, she was privileged to be in the presence of a young male grizzly positioned against a backdrop of mountains who slept through the whole experience. Barbara treasures these moments that have given her the privilege of being accepted by wildlife and a challenge to photograph and explore.
Today, you will find Barbara wandering the environs with her camera trying to reimagine the everyday that people don’t seem to notice and present the subject in a light that may catch their attention.
Barbara holds Master’s Degrees in Film and Video and in Community Change and Civic Leadership focused on environmental justice. She is a Medicare for All activist and is especially interested in reaching out to marginalized communities, particularly rural working-class utilizing a storytelling format. She has developed a workshop to achieve this goal and to address moral questions that cross class, ethnic, and cultural lines.
In producing her film, Speaking Out for Health Care for Everyone, which won two Pegasus Awards, Barbara videotaped and edited individuals’ stories regarding experiences using the health system and the need for single-payer healthcare.
Barbara also produced Michael Milligan’s play Mercy Killers. According to Hagop M. Kantarjian, M.D., who is chairman of the Department of Leukemia, Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, “It is an account of the consequences of a medical catastrophe in a family: loss of insurance and home; divorcing a loved one to benefit from indigent care; loss of dignity and moral compass; and most importantly, loss of a precious life.”
She currently has a children’s counting book under contract and is working on instructions for the illustrator.
For more photographs, please visit barbaracharrison.com and Instagram bcharrison0921
For inquiries or purchasing request, please call 607 279 6429 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org