Entry Title: "Midwest back Roads"
Name: Henry Berry , United States
Category and Expertise: Buildings, Non-Professional


Entry Description: I've heard it said the real heart of America is out along her two-lane country roads, with no name but a letter or a number and I tend to agree. There's a connectedness I feel and experience along those roads that I don't find anywhere else. The buildings and barns are connected to the lives of the people who built them, and I try to honor that connection in my photographs, because I also see these old structures going by the wayside, just as the way of life of those who built them is fading into history.

About the Artist:

Resume for Henry Berry 2944 N. Mont Clare Chicago, IL 60634 773-237-0991 Berry44@att.net Education -Harold Washington College: 2009-presant -Digital Photography, Digital Darkroom, Jennifer Greenburg professor -Public Art, Jeff Huebner professor -Studio Photography, Felipe Garica professor Work experience -1968-1970 Shipyard welder and Boilermaker -1970-1974 US Air Force SAC 93rd Bombardment Wing and Pacific Air Command -1974-2006 Tempel Steel Co. Custom Furniture Woodworker My work consists of black and white photography. I prefer this type of expression in my own journey for true photography. If I see color in my images it seems they do not tell my true vision of photography. I tend to look at the background as the stage for the performance and the print is the finished score much as Ansel Adams did. When photographing I stop when I see a subject of interest, then I study the subject to see if it is the right time a day to photograph it or decide I might like it better with a different light, time of date, or a different season. When looking for subject matter I have no preference as to what the subject consist since I try to be subjective in my subject, water, bridges, buildings, old things of the past seem to get my attention more than most subjects Often I will start out to photograph a certain subject and not photograph it at al but find something along the way that I see will make me stop and look.