Barry Iverson is a former TIME Magazine photographer. His work has also been published in such wide-ranging publications as National Geographic, New York Times, Life, People, Geo, Paris Match and Stern.
Iverson is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 1985, he won a Fulbright Scholarship to research the history of photography in Egypt, shoot “Comparative Views of Egypt”, and teach photography at the American University in Cairo.
He has produced several fine art portfolios, including Egyptian Desert Views I & II, Cairo I & II, Sand & Stone, Comparative Views of Harvard, Comparative Views of Egypt, Aged, The Cinders of Gawhara Palace and Tahrir Square 2011. His work is represented by the LIFE Gallery in New York, the Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, the Sultan Gallery in Kuwait and his work is held in several public and private collections. Iverson published Comparative Views of Egypt (1994), and Egypt 1900: The View Through Postcards (1993), and written the biographies of photographers Van Leo, Riad Chehata, and researched the Hunt/Baker photographic partnership, the latter duo being the first Americans to photograph Egypt.
It was his research and study of 19th & 20th century photography and the early works of photographers like Frith, Greene, Du Camp, Hunt/Baker as well as the documentary work of Walker Evans which influenced Iverson’s own vision and style. He has long explored issues of memory and its historical context. The desert landscape has been of particular interest to him for many years. He shot in large format 8x10inch for much of his early documentary work as well as other film and digital formats.
He continues to pursue his fine art work, editorial as well as commercial commissions. Iverson’s commercial clients include Nestle, GM, Unilever, Four Seasons, IHG and continues to be challenged and inspired by the digital technologies that are changing everything in our lives.