Barry Umstead

Barry Umstead is proud of his distinction of being the oldest instructor at RayKo. While it’s not true that he was Louis Daguerre’s kindergarten teacher, he has studied with someone who studied with someone who studied with W. Eugene Smith. He has been making black and white photographs since most of his students were knee-high to a grasshopper. After all these years, he is still truly, madly, deeply in love with the art form and is dedicated to spreading his love far and wide.

Barry Umstead,  Photo by Benjamin Umstead

Barry Umstead, 

Photo by Benjamin Umstead


Workshops Barry Umstead teaches