Robert A. Hansen


Robert HansenRobert Hansen has been a commercial / fine art photographer for over 35 years. Graduating from Brooks Institute in 1978, Robert has made a living as a custom lab owner, an architectural photographer, conducting workshops and classes, and also exhibiting his fine art photography.

Robert has won many awards with his photography including the Theisen Scholarship award from Brooks Institute, and many architectural design awards for clients including The Gold Nuggett Grand award numerous times. Robert also has designed and produced custom portfolios and books for clients. His work with Wallace Neff Jr. was first published in 1987 and recently his large format portfolio on the architecture of Wallace Neff was presented at The Huntington Library.

Robert’s fine art photography is a part of numerous private and commercial collections throughout the United States, Germany and Mexico. His 10 year project photographing in Southern Mexico was published in 2004 by Laguna Wilderness press and a number of images from his recent portfolio on Los Angeles Trolley Cars was published internationally by Poems Fine Art. Robert’s portfolio from “Yucatan Passages” is a part of the collection of Museums in the Yucatan, Mexico, The Huntington Library in Pasadena, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and The Butler Museum of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio.

Personal Resumé

Robert Hansen was born in 1952 in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from Drake University with a BS in marketing and a minor in accounting in 1975. In 1976 he attended Brooks Institute of photography and soon after received “The Thiesen Scholarship Award” for excellence in photojournalism. He graduated with an Associate degree from Brooks in 1978.

Robert started his commercial photography business in 1979 and has worked in the field for over 35 years. He specializes in architectural, small product, and editorial portraiture. His architectural photography has won many design awards for clients in the Southern California area.

Since 1991 Robert has taught photographic workshops throughout the Southwest and in Mexico. He also offers personal instruction in portfolio design and digital processes.

For ten years Robert has been photographing in the Yucatan Peninsula in southern Mexico. His large format images of the missions, haciendas, churches and the Mayan people were compiled into a book entitled “Yucatan Passages”. Selections from this body of work were recently reproduced in Black and White magazine and were published in book form by “Laguna Wilderness Press” in January 2004. The book is available at, through The Festival Of Arts, Pageant of Masters and on-line through this website.


Plate # 43   Figure in Fog, Southern Mexico-M


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