Robert Farber

Robert Farber is an American photographer whose still life, fashion, landscape, and nude images have been exhibited and collected worldwide. He has published eleven books of original collections that have sold over half-a-million copies, four of them revised into later editions.  

He was born and raised in New Jersey.  From a young age, Farber’s mother, herself an artist, encouraged him to draw and paint.  It was after college that he bought a camera and began “capturing moments.” As a novice, he says he made mistakes “like color shifts and grainy pictures.” He then realized that some of the mistakes he was making made his work look more like paintings.  His painterly, impressionistic style captures the essence of composition in every genre and has influenced generations of photographers.  

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis brought Farber into Doubleday for the publication of his book “By The Sea,” which won the Art Director’s Award for color photography. Farber has received many awards including Photographer of the Year from PMA (Photographic Manufacturers Association), ASP International Award from the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and The American Society of Photographers.  This award is given to those who’ve made a significant contribution to the science and art of photography. Some previous recipients of this award include Dr. Edwin Land (Polaroid), George Hurrell, and National Geographic. 

Farber’s fine-art photographs have been published in virtually every form. Farber has exhibited in galleries and museums world-wide. He’s lectured at the Smithsonian Institute, The George Eastman House, as well as Universities and professional groups throughout the United States, Japan, Australia and Europe. Aside from his fine art photography, Robert Farber’s work encompasses major campaigns for fashion, beauty and advertising, as well as directing for TV and film. A documentary highlighting Farber’s life and career, is in development for PBS.   A trailer for the documentary is available at