Four Decades of News Photography from the Pacific Northwest and Beyond
Barry R. Sweet, a former Associated Press photo-journalist, presents this visual time capsule from the late 1960’s through four decades. Many of his photos from thousands of news events in the Pacific Northwest and beyond are well-known and recognizable.
Through his viewfinder, Sweet witnessed momentous occasions, random tragedies, and a range of
human emotions—grief, triumph, surprise, sadness, and joy. His subjects included adventurers, artists, astronauts,
athletes, billionaires, criminals, diplomats, firefighters, geeks, governors, heroes, hippies, mountain-climbers,
movie stars, musicians, police, presidents, rioters, soldiers, and sailors.
"Barry Sweet's talent, tenacity, curiosity, and power to engage real people in their everyday lives is apparent in every chapter." —Howard Giske, curator of photography, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle
"They say a picture is worth a thousand words—so true! This is a great retrospective."
--—Brett K. Maly, appraiser,
"These great photographs bring back memories. The blend of history and Barry Sweet's experience as a Pacific Northwest photojournalist is amazing."
----Carl Davaz, photo Editor, Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard
"It's a wonderful chronicle!"
----Spencer Jones, former West Coast photo editor, the Associated Press
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Barry Sweet graduated from the Layton School of Art in Wisconsin before his extensive career with the Associated Press. He now resides in Las Vegas. More information: www.barrysweetphotos.com.