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Robert Walker

Photographer

Born: Montreal, Canada. Graduated from Sir George Williams University in Montreal. Participated in photography workshops with Lee Friedlander in Montreal and Gary Winogrand in New York. Lived in New York for ten years where he published his first book New York Inside Out with an introduction by William S. Burroughs. In 1980 he was invited to participate in the documentation of the production of the John Huston film Annie, alpng with William Eggleston, Stephen Shore, Gary Winogrand, & Joel Meyerowitz. The project resulted in the book Annie on Camera. His work has been Included in several major exhibitions concerning the history and evolution of color photography. Color as Form: A History of Color Photography at the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, Color in the Street, the California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA, and City Lights – Colour Photographs, Goldsmiths’ Gallery, University of London and New American Photographs, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Mass. His second book, Color is Power was published by Thames & Hudson in 2000 with foreign editions published bt Steidl in Gernany and Ludion in the Netherlands. His work was selected for the exhibition Personal Choice at the Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011 he was invited by the Positive View Foundation to participate in the project REAL VENICE, exhibited in conjunction with the 54th Venice Biennale. In 2012 he was included in the exhibition Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour, at Somerset House, London.

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