Barry Iverson

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In 1985 Barry Iverson (American b.1956), a former TIME Magazine photographer, won a Fulbright Scholarship to research the history of photography in Egypt; he has remained in Egypt since then working on several fine art portfolios and reviving the hand coloured process made famous by master photographer Van Leo. It was Iverson’s research and study of 19th & 20th century photography and the early works of photographers like Francis Frith and Maxim Du Camp as well as the documentary work of Walker Evans, which influenced his own vision and style. Iverson has long explored issues of memory and its historical context and the desert landscape has been of particular interest to him for many years. Using film and a large format camera for much of his work and printing in a traditional wet darkroom, Iverson’s photographs, rich in detail and tone, hark back to the earlier days of the medium. Iverson’s work is represented in several private and public collections including Harvard University and the American University in Cairo.


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