George Barr is a photographer living in Calgary, Canada. Serious about photography since age 12, working initially with a WWII Zeiss Ikonta and a basement bathroom, he has progressed through medium format, 4X5 and now digital SLR's. He earns his living as a family doctor with a special interest in psychiatry but his primary passion has always been the fine art print.
Major milestones include learning to make quality prints from Fred Picker, learning to really 'see' photographs from Hubert Hohn of the Edmonton Art Gallery, looking at Edward Weston prints bare, attending workshops, working with galleries and being published.
George has had his images in 'Black and White Photography', 'Black and White', 'Focus', 'Lenswork', and 'Outdoor Photography' (Br.).
By the time George closed his darkroom, he was making very high quality prints and carried on this quality with digital cameras and inkjet printing, producing some of the finest inkjet prints made, surprising many traditional 4X5 photographers with the quality.
Throughout life George has been a teacher - of medical students and residents, of patients, and fellow photographers. A writer of underestandable patient newsletters and handouts, it was a short step to writing essays on photography. George has bravely tackled the challenging subjects of aesthetics, seeing, and composing, in a style that is clear, practical and applicable to many.