Many people first pick up a camera to record their passions whatever they may be. But sooner or later, the best of them find that photography itself is their real passion. That's true of Robert Whitman. Along the way, he found not just a pastime, but a way of life. As a free spirit traveling the world after college, Robert found that with his camera he had entree to people and places he never would have encountered. He's been on a life long journey of discovery ever since, with stops in Brazil, Cuba, Punta del Este, The Alps, Russia, Myanmar and Mexico, just to name a few. Photographing people from all over, young and old, rich or poor, Robert has the ability to reveal the common humanity that unites us all. And he's had a lot of fun along the way. It's been a great trip!
"Whitman’s photographs capture that fleeting visual moment that to often defines a memory. Time capsules into moments lived (real or imagined). Marcel Proust once famously said that “memory nourishes the heart, and grief abates” in that spirit Whitman’s work rarely reveals a complete picture but rather he uses glimpses of a moment so as to trigger within us memories that are unique to our life lived; each piece becomes a unique and personal experience, a remembrance of things past." -George Berges