Tonee Harbert is a photographer living in Portland, Maine. His frequent subjects have been people and the landscape of Maine. For his current fine art work he uses a plastic “Diana” camera to capture mysterious and haunting landscapes, and surreal interventions of the human touch on our world.
Harbert has received grants from Nikon, the Maine Arts Commission, and the Maine Community Foundation. He co-authored with Carolyn Chute, a book entitled Elmer Walker: Hermit to Hero. This project was exhibited at the Center or Maine Contemporary Art and also featured on CBS Sunday Morning. Harbert has contributed to other photography books, including Maine: A Peopled Landscape, and Homeless in America.
Harbert's photographs have been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Portland Museum of Art, Farnsworth Art Museum, Danforth Museum of Art, University of Miami, ICA at Maine College of Art, and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. He was granted a one-year artist residency at the Roswell Artist in Residence Project beginning in June 2019. He’s been awarded a New England Emmy award and his work has also been included in two motion pictures: Home Less Home (independent) and Message in a Bottle (Warner Brothers). Harbert received a degree in Visual Communication from Ohio University in 1986.