Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Outsider Artist, Daniel Farber
His business was leather, but his love was photography. On his gravestone are the words "Nature is my God" and his camera is carved over the shoulder of the stone, as if resting there a moment. Daniel Farber's works are in the permanent collection of 123 museums world wide, and he had numerous one man shows. Although he was self-taught, his "Reflections" show received rave reviews at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY and his images appeared in American Heritage, Popular Photography, Modern Photography, and Country Beautiful magazines, as well as on many record album covers. Farber was a prodigious photographer whose work is still widely collected. More than 1,400 dye transfer color prints, 34,000 gelatin silver prints, and 14,000 negatives produced by him are in the collections of U.S. museums and institutions. Vintage images and his book, "Reflections of a Trail Taken" are available through this gallery.