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Artist’s Statement


I work and print my images large. It is important to me that the viewer is drawn into my imagery as if standing if front, as if there… I like the viewer to not have much if any peripheral vision outside the image… similar to looking out a large window to an expanse outside.

Presentations

2019, October 5 – Sin Sombras / Without Shadows: A Search for the Meaning of Life, if There is One, in the California Desert in Photographs and Stories. Artist’s Talks at Atlanta Celebrates Photography Photobook Fair. Sonsored by Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgie, Atlanta, GA.

Exhibitions

1992 Invited artist in group show at LeMieux Galleries, entitled “New Orleans Photographic Salon de Refuses” in New Orleans, Louisiana.

2014 – The Blue Library 2014 Competition, New Orleans, Louisiana, sponsored by PhotoNOLA. One of 30 finalists selected for printing. Submission entitled: Beneath a Cruel Sun: Highway 66 in the Desert. A Photographic Journey by James Barbee.

2015 – TPS 24: The International Competition. Image accepted for exhibition from June 1, 2015 to July 25, 2015 at the Wittliff Galleries in Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.
2015 – Invited artist in group show at Christwood Atrium Gallery. “Stepping Away from the Blue Crescent.” May 9-June 27, 2015, Christwood Atrium Gallery, Covington, Louisiana.

2019 – Invited artist at Second Story Gallery in group show entitled “Momento Mori: An Exhibition on the Fragility of Human Life.” May 11-June 28, 2019, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Books

Barbee, James. Sin Sombra/Without Shadows: A Search for the Meaning of Life, if There is One, in the California Desert in Photographs and Stories. George F Thompson Publishing, 2018.

Beneath a Cruel Sun: Highway 66 in the Desert. A Photographic Journey by James Barbee. Chapbook. 2014.

When the Wet Dog Shakes – A Book of What S____(Stuff) happens. (In Preparation)

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