DAVID BARBOUR

PHOTOGRAPHER

 

Cell: (613) 295-1584

Web site: www.davidbarbour.ca

E-mail: davidbarbour5@gmail.com

 

Summary of Qualifications

 

Assignment and fine art photographer

Photo Instructor-courses and workshops

 

Professional photo appraisals-board member of NAAB (National Archives of Canada Appraisal Board since 1984)

-appraised numerous photo collections at Library and Archives Canada, National Gallery of Canada, University of Carleton, War Museum, University of Ottawa, Archives of Ontario and the Toronto Library.

 

Producer and curator of photographic productions and exhibitions

 

Career Highlights

 

World Press Award-1985, photograph taken in Egypt for CIDA

Mid-Career Canada Council Grant-1999 to continue personal project in Havana, Cuba

Canada Council Short Term Grant-1976, Canada Council Travel Grant-1983 and Manitoba Arts Council Grant-1978

 

Work History - Photography

 

1994 to present, freelance photographer, photo instructor and appraiser. Various clients include Canadian Geographic Magazine, Natural Resources Canada, CIDA, Globe and Mail, City of Ottawa, Ottawa Art Gallery. Assignment experience highlighted in National Gallery of Canada web site, Drawing with Light.

 

1984 to 1994 Contract photographer and photo editor for CIDA, document programs and life in 30 countries. Curate Rights and Realities, international photo exhibition dealing with women’s issues. Opened in Beijing, China and Ottawa. Invited to curate first contemporary photography exhibition at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, The Landscape: Eight Canadian Photographers . Contracted Canadian photographers for CIDA photo assignments, purchased stock for productions.

 

1981 to 1983 Curator and photo editor for NFB Still Photography Division and Photo Centre. Produced exhibitions, including Pat Morrow:Everest 82, Transitions :The Landscape, Document and A  Voiceless Song: John Paskievich. Contracted Canadian photographers for various government assignments, including Yosuf Karsh’s last official portrait of the Queen.

Purchased fine art and stock photographs from Canadian photographers for the NFB., including Edward Burtynsky.             

 

1979 to 1980 Photographer, Sparks and Associates, Kingston

1977 to 1979 Assistant photographer, Winnipeg Art Gallery

1974 to 1975 Photographer, University of Regina

1973   Contract photographer for National Historic Sites, Architecture survey, Saskatchewan

Teaching Experience

 

2007 to 2021, School of Photographic Arts (SPAO), Photojournalism and Documentary, City at Night, Street Work and one week workshop in Havana

2002 to present, Ottawa School of Art, Basic and Intermediate Photography and Havana, one week workshop

1998 to 2008, Algonquin College, Basic Photo, Travel, Composition and Design                                                                                                                     

1995 to 2000 Ginn Photo Workshop, 30 workshops from Introduction to Photography, one week workshops in Havana and Mexico

1985 to 1986 Carleton University, Photojournalism

1984 to 1985 University of Ottawa, Introduction to Photography

 

 

Education

 

1973 and 1976 Diploma, Visual Communications-Photography, The Banff Centre, School Fine Arts, full scholarship, 2nd year

1973 Bachelor of Arts, Geography, University of Regina

 

 

Collections

 

Carleton University Art Gallery

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa

Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Ottawa-Carleton Regional Collection, Ottawa

Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina

Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax

Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton

The Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon

University of Winnipeg

 

Has exhibited his personal photographs since 1974 in Canadian art galleries, museums and archives.

 

 

To view a visual portfolio, please visit www.davidbarbour.ca