Worldwide travel photographer Blaine Harrington III will be the featured photographer, along with supporting artist Abelino, at a fine art photo exhibition titled “Unifying the World through Color.” The exhibition opens Friday, Jan 7 from 6-10 p.m. at the Denver Photo Art Gallery (John Fielder’s Colorado), 833 Santa Fe Drive, Denver.
The show will feature fourteen large prints of Harrington’s work from Burma, Bhutan, Fiji, India, Namibia, South Africa, Thailand and the U.S.
Harrington has been published in all major U.S. and international magazines, everything from Smithsonian and National Geographic Adventure to Time, Newsweek and Business Week.
He grew up in Denver, dreaming of faraway places. After graduating from Cherry Creek High School in 1973, he left home and lived and traveled around the globe, settling in New York and Europe for many years. But eventually, Harrington and his family returned to live in Littleton in 1995.
In the last nine years, he has won a record six portfolio prizes (including being named Travel Photographer of the Year twice) in the prestigious Society of American Travel Writers photo competition.
Many of the adventurous things that Harrington has photographed have involved him doing the things that he shoots. Blaine has been an avid thrill seeker throughout his life: racing motorcycles, skiing and ski mountaineering in the U.S. and Europe, hiking everywhere from the Alps to New Zealand; scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and off Cozumel in Mexico. He has photographed everything from icebreakers in Arctic Finland to Turkish Baths in Istanbul to stock exchanges in Singapore and Hong Kong to tango dancing in Buenos Aires. The goal of his work is to tell stories with his images, create beautiful, timeless imagery and to involve his viewers emotionally. Photography transcends language barriers and Harrington’s work is published globally. One of the most rewarding parts of career, Harrington says, is hearing regularly from people around the world about how his work has touched them on an individual level.
There will also be an artist’s reception at the gallery on January 21 from 6-9 p.m. during which Harrington will give a slide show and tell some of the stories behind the photos and how they were created. There will be a second opening on February 4 and the show runs through March 2. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
To see more of his work and find out more about him, please visit www.blaineharrington.com