Hunter Barnes

Hunter Barnes is a documentary photographer whose work captures aspects of culture and communities ignored by the mainstream and often misrepresented in the modern American narrative.

Hunter trained in photochemistry and traditional photographic techniques. At a young age, he began a nomadic life on the road. In his early twenties, Hunter self published his first book, Redneck Roundup, documenting the dying communities of the Old West. Other projects followed: four years spent with the Nez Perce tribe; months with a serpent handling congregation in the Appalachain mountains; bikers, lowriders, and street gangs; inmates in California State Prison. Intense, true pockets and sub-cultures of America.

The process is an integral part of Hunter’s work. He shoots exclusively on film—the pace of analogue in harmony with his approach. Fundamental to Hunter’s work is the journey, the people, the place. Then committing them to film before they are greatly changed or gone forever.

HUNTER BARNES

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This insightful film explores the work of Hunter Barnes, a documentary photographer who captures aspects of culture and communities ignored by the mainstream and often misrepresented in the modern American narrative. His first book, Redneck Roundup, documented the dying communities of the Old West. He spent four years with the Nez Perce tribe; months with a serpent handling congregation in the Appalachian Mountains; bikers, lowriders, and street gangs; inmates in California State Prison. Hunter is widely regarded for earning the trust and respect of these forgotten or overlooked communities and producing exceptional reportage photographic accounts as a result.