Tony O'Brien

photo of Tony O'Brien

Tony O’Brien is a photojournalist who has made his home in Santa Fe for the past 30 years. Originally from New York, he began his photographic career in 1973, working at the Santa Fe New Mexican, the Santa Fe Reporter, and the Albuquerque Journal. His work has also been featured in many national and international publications including TIME, Newsweek, LIFE, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine. O’Brien also worked with the Ford Foundation on a land use protection project for the Zuni Pueblo.
O’Brien’s photography has been exhibited at the Museum of Our National Heritage in Massachusetts, The Adham Center of Photography in Cairo, and the Newseum in New York, among others. In 1990, O’Brien was awarded the first Eliot Porter Foundation Grant for his work in Afghanistan. He is currently the director of the Documentary Studies program at the Santa Fe College of Art and Design.

Artworks



Vespers Monastery Christ In Desert 1996 Tony Obrien

Vespers, Monastery of Christ in the Desert, 1996

Size: 16 x 20 inches
Medium: Gelatin silver print

Current Lannan Art Collection

Chalkboard Lalander Afghanistan 20 Tony Obrien

Chalkboard, LaLander, Afghanistan #20, 2003

Size: 16 x 20 inches
Medium: Gelatin silver print

Current Lannan Art Collection

School Room Lalander Afghanistan 20 2003 Tony Obrien

School Room, LaLander, Afghanistan #20, 2003

Size: 16 x 20 inches
Medium: Gelatin silver print

Current Lannan Art Collection

A New Student Lalander Afghanistan 21 2003 Tony Obrien

A New Student, LaLander, Afghanistan #21, 2003

Size: 16 x 20 inches
Medium: Gelatin silver print

Current Lannan Art Collection

Father And Son Lalander Afghanistan Tony Obrien

Father and Son, LaLander, Afghanistan, 2003

Size: 16 x 20 inches
Medium: Gelatin silver print

Current Lannan Art Collection

Old Man New Times Kabul 2003 Tony Obrien

Old Man-New Times, Kabul, Afghanistan, 2003

Size: 16 x 20 inches
Medium: Gelatin silver print

Current Lannan Art Collection

Tea Time Logar Afghanistan 2003 Tony Obrien

Tea Time, Logar, Afghanistan, 2003

Size: 16 x 20 inches
Medium: Gelatin silver print

Current Lannan Art Collection