The purpose of Fotonotes is to address the intersection of photography, education, technology, and culture. There is not particular theme or aspect of photography that will narrow the discussion, rather, I am interested in all manifestations of photography and it’s role in building and reflecting culture. I plan to use this blog to explore what is happening now in photography around the world and I invite anyone else who is passionate about the creative uses of photography to participate.
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– Douglas Barkey
Douglas Barkey is an American-born artist who spent his childhood and youth in Argentina. His creative perspective reflects a life spent moving between multiple cultures and languages; being influenced by Latin American artists, musicians, and relationships. Among his exhibits are one-person shows at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Victoria Price Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, a group showing at the Museo de Arte Ateneo de Yucatan and a show of digital photographs at FotoNoviembre in Yucatan, Mexico.
Barkey received a bi-lingual high school education in Buenos Aires, Argentina before attending the Universidad de Puerto Rico and Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota where he received a BA in Fine Arts. In addition to working several years in the commercial and portrait photography industry he completed graduate work at the University of Iowa where he received an MA in Sculpture and an MFA in Photography.
Key educational leadership positions held include Director, Altos de Chavón School of Design; Professor, College of the Atlantic; Chair, Sage Universities Department of Visual Arts; Vice President for Media WORKS Enterprise; and Dean, Santa Fe Community College School of Arts & Design. He is currently the Online Program Director for Photography at the Art Institutes Online.