About Walter Horishnyk
Walter Horishnyk has been a photographer for the past 20 years and has been creating art in various forms his entire life.
Schooled in film photography and fine arts at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, he has received a number of awards for photographic excellence.
He regularly shows his work in galleries and has works in public and private collections in the Midwest.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Walter for three years. His work is vibrant, focused, and revelatory. His work captures the essence of individuals in places- be it a physical space or emotional moment that is being occupied. He has great vision and versatility and can create a range of mood and dialogues through his images. While some of his images document the exceptional it is when he photographs the seemingly ordinary - mundane, street scenes, random places, and so forth - that Horishynk's best artistry is revealed. Through his lens, a simple image is rendered complex while a chaotic scene is given form and clarity.” ....Doug Little, Musician | Bandleader | Educator | Composer
“I have known Walter for many years and have had the privilege of watching his work grow and diversify. Walter makes powerful images in color that combine his sense of irony and metaphor creating a new body of work that is respectful of those who have gone before him and adding his own voice to this most important segment of the photographic language. He makes very graphic compositions and subtle softer images that draw you into their deeper meaning.”....Tom Arndt - Acclaimed photographer and native Minnesotan, he has been documenting the faces of Minnesota for forty years, with unparalleled skill and candor.
“Walter’s images are engaging, thought-provoking and build narrative, taking on the Garry Winogrand aesthetic. great work here.".... Lensculture reviewer assessment