Thomas Barrow (b. 1938) combines cameraless photography with spray paint and Polaroid photographs to visually describe his working process. Forgoing traditional photography, Barrow incorporates mixed media and text to refer to art history and culture. His work is in collections worldwide, including Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Denver Art Museum; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Art Institute of Chicago; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, where Barrow's archive is held, and scores of others. Barrow has received two NEA Photographers Fellowships (1973, 1978).
Thomas Barrow studied with Aaron Siskind at the Art Institute of Design, Chicago, and graduated with an MA in 1967. He is part of a generation of photographers who came of age in the sixties counterculture and has worked with numerous experimental processes. During his prestigious career he has been a curator, editor, educator, and artist.
About Thomas Barrow
American, b. 1938