The Hulett Collection announced representation of newly published works by American artist, Robert Brecko Walker.
Robert Brecko Walker, originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, was born in 1942. He majored in Fine Art and Anthropology at UC Berkeley in the turbulent 1960’s. Among his instructors were Ansel Adams, Harry Callahan and Jack Welpott. After graduation he traveled throughout Europe, North Africa, and North America via Volkswagen Camper with his wife and two-year-old daughter.
During the next decade Walker became a freelance photographer specializing in product, editorial, and architectural photography. In 1994 he was hired to supervise the Photographic Department at Getty Research Institute, where he stayed until retirement in 2004.
Retirement from commercial work has allowed Walker to recover his early attachment to the medium and rediscover images he has captured over the years. He recalls, “At age eleven, my mother died and my life was tragically altered. A cousin I was sent to live with taught me to process film and make contact prints. I will never forget watching that first image slowly reveal itself in the developer tray. I was hooked. Photography became my memory vault, my shorthand language. A means of safely storing fragments of the precious thing we call life. Learning to express it well became my challenge.”
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