My Style and how i work


My main objective is to capture moments that happen in an instant and that evoke an emotion. I have a keen sense for human behavior which helps me anticipate moments before they happen, and capture those moments as they unfold in front of me.  I am  a perfectionist through and through and always do my best to deliver what you are looking for in your photographs.

Working full time as a staff photographer for daily newspapers for more than 3 decades is where a great deal of my experience has been obtained from.  From breaking news to high school and professional sports to taking portraits, I have been exposed to a wide range of situations that has helped me refine my skills as a photographer.

I was born and raised in Buffalo. NY and moved to Schenectady 18 years ago. I am proud to call the Capital Region my home.

welcome  to  peter  r. barber    .    photography

award winning photography

3 Time National Press Photographers Association Region 2 Photographer of the Year 1992, 2008, 2009, encompassing all newspapers in New York State, Ontario, and Quebec.

Winner of the Associated Press Bruce Cromie Award 2009 and 2013 for Excellence in News Photography