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 lifelong journey of discovery ever since, with stops in Brazil, Cuba, Punta del Este, The Alps, Russia, Myanmar and Mexico, to name just a few. Photographing people from all over, young and old, rich or poor, famous and not, Robert has the ability to reveal the common humanity that unites us all. And he's had a lot of fun along the way.
His work is exhibited in museums including the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, MoPOP Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.