Robert ParkeHarrison

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Robert ParkeHarrison
Born 1968 (age 49–50)
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
Occupation Photographer, artist
Spouse(s) Shana ParkeHarrison

Robert ParkeHarrison (born 1968) is a photographer, best known for his work (with wife Shana ParkeHarrison) in the area of fine art photography.

The photographs of Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison have been displayed in 18 solo exhibitions and over 30 group shows worldwide. Their work can also be found in over 20 collections, including the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution and the George Eastman House.[1]

Their book, The Architect’s Brother, was named as one of 'the Ten Best Photography Books of the Year' of 2000 by The New York Times.[1]

My photographs tell stories of loss, human struggle, and personal exploration within landscapes scarred by technology and over-use…. [I] strive to metaphorically and poetically link laborious actions, idiosyncratic rituals and strangely crude machines into tales about our modern experience. —Robert ParkeHarrison

Many of his images are of ParkeHarrison himself, in costume and interacting with specific scenes, objects, and landscapes. Due to this aspect of performance in the images, they can be viewed as part stand-alone photographs, part documents of a singular instance of performance art.[2]

ParkeHarrison's work is stylistically similar to that of Teun Hocks.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Imaging a Shattering Earth: Contemporary Photography and the Environmental Debate - Artists Archived 2008-02-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Marien, Mary Warner (2006). Photography: A Cultural History (2nd ed.). Pearson. pp. 473–474. ISBN 9780132219068. 

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