Gary Harwood | Life Behind the Lens

On View February 4th - May 21st, 2011

Special Live Appearance and Book Signing February 4th, 2011

Gary Harwood, Kent State University's lead photographer for more than a quarter century, will be sharing his award winning work with The Joseph Saxton Gallery in a very special retrospective view of his career. With over 70 awards to his credit, including 2001's University Photographer of the Year, the 2007 Carter G. Woodson Honor Award for his title 'Growing Season', as well as placing in the 2010 Canton Luminaries Photography Competition, Gary's mastery over the documentary medium has been firmly established. Also pointing to Gary's photographic prowess is the caliber of students he has produced through his instruction at KSU's School of Journalism, including the talented photo-journalist, Tessa Bargainnier.


With photography from a wide array of personal and published work, this show will be unlike any other Harwood has ever produced. Powerful imagery from Ohio's migrant community, the indefatigable spirit of Cuba, classic photographs produced for the Associated Press, and Gary's visual essay on aging will all be represented in one remarkable collection of work.