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About the Artist

Photographer Garry (Harsh) Harshbarger  has been involved with photography since the early 70’s. His first love is nature and wildlife.  This intertwines with his interest in travel, the National Parks and the nations Coastal Regions. Other interests, hobbies, and work have fueled his desire to seek subjects to shoot. Just some of these are music, windsurfing, snow skiing, biking, hiking and motorcycles. A project close to his heart was his involvement in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. A group of  leaders  from across the country known as Leaders Creating Change through Contributions (LC3) met in Vancouver Washington in May of 2006. This group chose to build a free health clinic in the “Lower Ninth Ward”, one of the poorest areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. In August of 2006 the Grand Opening of the clinic was celebrated. Harsh’s organizational skills and experience in photography were put to use in the documentation and national media presentation around this event.

Inspiration for the achievement of fine art has not only come from within but also from the guidance and teachings of many awe inspiring photographers. Most notably among these are Fort Wayne’s own Gabriel DeLobbe, Karen Thompson,  Lesa Van Meter and widely published wildlife photographer Ted Rose, Rocky Mountain School of Photography’s Elizabeth Stone and Tony Rizzuto. Last and certainly not least George Lepp, also the new owners of the Lepp Institute of Digital Imaging Hal and Victoria Schmitt. The most recent ventures have been working with Bob Voors. This relationship has been one of experimentation and taking on new challenges.

The question now is “what’s next?”



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