Parker Reinecker is a Street/Documentary Photographer and Writer currently based out of Atlanta Georgia. He is currently working in Northern Georgia, Northeastern Pennsylvania, and the American Southwest. Growing up in coal country, Scranton Pennsylvania, with a bar and a church on every corner, his work touches on the experience and struggle of growing up in the blue collar United States. Drawing inspiration from his own struggles with personal identity, crime and homelessness which can be receptive within the compositions of light and shadow. Parker's images and series, develop symbolic narratives while immersed in his relationship to the broken landscape of “Small Town America” and the conflict of poverty and beliefs, values and traditions, hope within the broken dreams and some touches of humor within it all.

Parker’s work has been exhibited in various galleries and museums in the United States including the Colorado Photographic Art Center, the Academy Art Museum and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. His work has also been featured in various national and international publications/platforms including Eyeshot Magazine, Dodho Magazine and The Photo Review. Parker is currently in his final year of MFA candidacy at Savannah College of Art and Design. 

 

Personal Projects

Running from the Sun (New Mexico, 2016- present)

In His Image (Northern Georgia, 2016-present)

The Then, The Now, The Everything After (Northeastern PA 2014- present)

Spirit of ’46 (Scranton PA, 2015)

Broken Words (Tokyo, Japan 2015)

 

Exhibitions, Contributions and Press/Publications

Upcoming

·     Saville Gallery, Allegany Arts Council,  Running from the Sun, Solo Exhibition, 2019, Cumberland, MD. 

2018

· C41 Magazine, Running from the Sun, Photographer Feature, Online Publication, 2018.

· The University of Scranton, Hope Horn Gallery, “America in a Trance: Photographs by Niko J. Kallianiotis”, Panel Discussion, 2018, Scranton, PA.

· Savannah College of Art and Design, “2018 Open Studio Night”, 2018, Atlanta, GA.

· Eyeshot Magazine, Running from the Sun, Photographer Feature, Online Publication, 2018.

· Wickford Art Association, 2018 National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Paula Tognarelli, 2018, North Kingstown, RI.

·     The Photo ReviewThe Photo Review: 2018 Competition Issue, Juror: Sarah Meister, Critical Photography Journal, Print Publication, 2018.

· Atlanta Photography Group / Savannah College of Art and Design, 2018 “Student Prize” Nomination, Atlanta, GA, 2018.

·   Dodho Magazine, Running from the Sun, Photographer Feature, Online Publication, 2018.

·   Atlanta Photography Group, “Photo Buckhead” Juried Exhibition and Awards, Award Selection: 2nd Place Overall, 2018, Atlanta, GA.

·     Atlanta Photography Group, "Photo Buckhead" Juried Exhibition and Awards, Juror: Michael James O'Brien, 2018, Atlanta, GA. 

·     Southeast Center for Photography, "Color" Juried Exhibition, Juror: Guy Tal, 2018, Greenville, SC.

· LensCulture, Emerging Talent Awards, Editors Pick, Feature Gallery, Online Publication, 2018.

·     Silvershotz Magazine, Vol. 12, July Issue, Running from the Sun, Photographer Feature, Digital Print Publication, 2018.

· A. Smith Gallery, “Street” Exhibition Catalogue, Print Publication, 2018, Johnson City, TX.

·     A. Smith Gallery, "Street" Juried Exhibition, Juror: Harvey Stein, 2018, Johnson City, TX.

·     Photo/Foto Magazine, Running from the Sun, Photographer Feature, Online Publication, 2018.

·     PRIVATE Magazine, Running from the Sun, Photographer Feature, Online Publication, 2018.

·     The National Center for Civil and Human Rights: Civil Rights Museum, "Living the Legacy Exhibition", 2018, Atlanta, GA. 

·     America in a Trance by Niko J. Kallianiotis, "The Rain and the Love", Essay Publication Contribution, Publisher: Damiani Editore, 2018.

·     Academy Art Museum, "New Photography: Inaugural National Juried Exhibition", Juror: Sarah Stolfa, 2018, Easton, MD. 

·     Allegany Arts Council, 2018 National Photography Competition and Exhibition, First Place- Color Category: "Storefront, Tucumcari, New Mexico", 2018, Cumberland, MD. 

·     Allegany Arts Council, 2018 National Photography Competition and Exhibition, Juror: Karen Irvine, 2018, Cumberland, MD. 

·     Ain't-Bad Magazine, Running from the Sun, Photographer Feature, Online Publication, 2018.

·     Alexander Hall Gallery, "This Land is Your Land" Exhibition, 2018, Savannah, GA.

2017

·     Fine Art Photography Awards Nomination, Professional Category: Street Photography Series Running from the Sun, 2016-2017.

·     Trois Gallery, "This Land is Your Land" Exhibition, 2017, Atlanta, GA. 

·     Savannah College of Art and Design, "2017 Open Studio Exhibition", 2017, Atlanta, GA. 

·     Diocese of Scranton, "Holy Cross Silent Art Auction & Exhibition", 2017, Scranton, PA. 

·     Providence Center for Photographic Arts, "4th Open Juried Exhibition", Juror: Julie Grahame, 2017, Providence, RI. 

·     Colorado Photographic Arts Center, "Americana" Exhibition, Juror: Darren Ching, 2017, Denver, CO. 

·     Naples Art Association, "Camera USA 2017: National Exhibition and Awards", 2017, Naples, FL. 

2016

·     Savannah College of Art and Design, "2016 Open Studio Exhibition", 2016, Atlanta, GA.

·     Diocese of Scranton, "Holy Cross Silent Art Auction & Exhibition", 2016, Scranton, PA.

·     Louisville Art Association, 25th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, 2016, Louisville, CO.

·     Mahady Gallery, Marywood University, 2016, Scranton, PA.

·     Photography and Words, Orama Photos Online Essay Contribution Publication, Publisher: Oramaphotos.gr, 2016.

· Plymouth Center for the Arts, “The Fine Art of Photography” Exhibition Catalogue, Print Publication, 2016, Plymouth, MA.

·     Plymouth Center for the Arts, "The Fine Art of Photography" Juried Exhibition, 2016, Plymouth, MA.

 

Collections

· Mary Stanley Studios, Atlanta, GA

· Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

· Private Collections

 

Education

University Degree Achievements

     ·Master of Fine Arts: Photography, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2019 (Candidacy)

     ·Bachelor of Fine Arts: Photography, Marywood University, 2016

University Minor Concentration Achievements

     ·Art History

     ·English - Focus in Creative Writing