The Harrison Museum of African American Culture invites the public to “A Photo Essay by Phillip Barrett” featuring images from Virginia. The exhibit begins Sunday, Nov. 21 with an opening reception from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the museum located in Center in the Square.
Barrett, a native Roanoker, has built an impressive resume in photography. His collection captures his artistic style in traditional photography, black and white, a touch of color, panorama, collages and other creative artistry.
Growing up in Roanoke, Barrett showed an early interest in photography. “I was greatly influenced by my father, Phillip Barrett, Sr., who introduced me to art and photography,” Barrett says. And according to those who have observed his talent flourish, Barrett has captured numerous timeless visuals, going the extra mile to find that unusual angle to depict his subject.
Barrett, 45, is a graduate of Roanoke’s William Fleming High School and Virginia Tech in Blacksburg with his work displayed throughout the Roanoke Valley. His exhibit at the Harrison Museum will be on display for several weeks with admission to Sunday’s reception free!