by Robert A. Parker
About the Book
More than 150 photographs taken from the 1950s to the 1990s capture the architecture, the people, the landscape, and the history and culture of Venezuela. Images range from Caracas, to the Andes, to Margarita, to Canaima, and are accompanied by text excerpted from published travel articles by the writer-photographer and from his personal travel journal.
The writer-photographer understands Venezuela and its people because he is married to a Venezuelan and has visited that country many times. He also exhibits his photography and has earned awards for many images in the book.
Robert A. Parker has been an active writer and photographer for more than 40 years. He has won national awards as a director of publications for corporate magazines, and his free-lance writing has appeared in The New York Times and major consumer magazines. He has also exhibited award-winning photos in the New York/New Jersey area, including with his wife Margot at both the Venezuelan Consulate and the Donnell Library in Manhattan, plus at Brookdale Community College, Freehold, and New Providence Memorial Library. His work has also been shown at The Donald B. Palmer Museum, Springfield, Sussex County Community College, and the Arts Guild of Rahway.