Barry Goldwater

Few people know that one of Barry’s hobbies and passions was photography. He received his first camera from my grandmother, Peggy, and carried it everywhere. During his life, he took over 15,000 photographs.

Barry was one of the very few photographers that the Hopi and Navajo people allowed to take their pictures. The northern part of Arizona, where these two tribes reside, was his favorite place to photograph.

Two influential photographers that impacted Barry’s work were his longtime friend Ansel Adams and the great Edward Weston. He told the story of hiking on the Navajo Reservation, where he just happened to bump into Ansel. The likelihood of these two giants meeting coincidentally in this vast landscape has always amazed me.