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Lirios de Mexico VIII
Camera: Hasselblad medium format
Medium: Film, Printed sepia toned on handmade water color paper
Matted and framed in dark wood with plexiglass: 34"x 38" Image size: 23"x23",
Calla lilies Made in San Muguel de Allende. In homage to Mexican artists who photographed these evocative flowers. The image is intended to work on both the concrete visual and ethereal imaginative levels The Photograph was taken on film using a medium format Hasselblad camera. Printed in sepia tone on handmade water color paper.
Reenie Barrow's photographs represent her long-standing interest in documenting the details of daily life around the world. Her career has taken her to a variety of countries, where she has turned her lens to a range of subjects from the mountain villages of Greece, featured in her book, Wreath of Dreams: Visions of Greek Villages (Castanets Editions), to the expressive potential of flowers as metaphors for human thought and emotion.
In the past 30 years, Barrow has displayed her work in more than a hundred exhibitions both nationally and internationally, with venues including: the Association of International Photography Dealers in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the International Center of Photography in New York, the Cuban Center for Photography in Havana, and the Zappeion National Gallery in Athens, Greece. Her photographs are in numerous private and corporate collections and have been featured in Architectural Digest, Country Living, and Gardner's Art Through the Ages (Harcourt 1996).
Among the honors Barrow has received is an award from the Ministry of Culture of Greece recognizing exceptional contributions to Hellenic culture through photography, and an individual artist?s grant from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. In 2016 she was one of the twelve artists and artisans selected to have her work showcased in Networks, a program that focuses on promoting and displaying the work of Rhode Island artists. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Barrow resides in Bristol, Rhode Island.
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