Santiago Harker

"Santiago Harker's work is a journey through the travels of a nomadic photographer who invites the observer to discover the world from new angles and to have visions and 
different notions about reality". 

 

In the series The Other Shore by Santiago Harker, the peculiarities of the landscape, the urban constructions and the means of maritime and river transport, become the starting point for the imagination. This allows him to elaborate parallels and show his particular way of making evident the two dimensions of the visible reality. 
Photographs like those of boats that seem to be navigating through the streets and climbing on bridges and buildings, or trucks that seem to be driving on the roofs of houses, are images that refer to surrealist humor. They are the product of a particular vision and thought, that illustrate to the letter Harker's creed, his vital purpose in this series; “to find and record the marvels of everyday life”.
Harker's work is a journey through the travels of a nomadic photographer who invites the observer to discover the world from new angles and to have visions and 
different notions about reality. The images cause each reader to understand them in a different way.
His photographs are exemplary, spaces for reflection in which the viewer can
get carried away both visually and mentally taking advantage of their form and content. 
Since the first exhibitions in the 1980’s, the double passion for photography and travel in Harker's work has made it is possible that his work has occupied not just  a lonely niche in the broad panorama of photography, but a position in the first line of the Colombian artistic scene.

contemporary art. arte contemporaneo.  photography. contemporary photography. fotografia contemporanea

Eduardo Serrano
Critic and curator.