Overview

Humor and a very aesthetic eye, define Santiago Harker's photographs.

Forty years ago, I started taking documentary photographs of my trips. I visited countries where I did not speak the language and looked for scenes that would tell me something about their culture and generate thoughts and reflections of the place. With my photographs I created a memory of each trip. My work is done with humor because traveling has always made me happy. 
- Santiago Harker

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Biography

One of the most outstanding documentary photographers in Colombia.

Santiago Harker is a Colombian photographer born in Bogotá in 1951. Self-taught, his work has been exhibited in Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, USA, Iceland, Finland and Denmark. In 1992 he published his first book, Colombia Inédita with Villegas Editores (Colombia). Among Harker’s numerous publications, the following stand out: Discovering Ecuador (Imprenta Mariscal / National Geographic) and Canto a la Realidad (Lunwerg Editores, Spain). Publications specializing in photography and art such as Verlag Photographie (Switzerland), Oasis (Italy), Art News (San Francisco Art Institute, USA) and Foto Zoom (Mexico), have published his portfolio. In 1988 he was awarded a Colcultura (Colombia) scholarship to carry out a photography collection of National Parks of Colombia. In 1994 he obtained a Fulbright scholarship to enroll in postgraduate studies in photography at the San Francisco Art Institute. He currently lives and works in Colombia