Joseph N. Barker
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Award-Winning Photographer & Real Estate Developer

Some call me the mastermind behind Nashville's rise to relevance as one of the "It" cities of the 21st century. If anything, I've tried to master playing second violin. These are my stories.

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"It's the second violinist who holds the whole orchestra together."
Joseph N. Barker
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Joseph N. Barker

Real Estate Developer

MarketStreet Enterprises

Some call me the mastermind behind Nashville's rise to relevance as one of the "It" cities of the 21st century. If anything, I've tried to master playing second violin. These are my stories.

+7 (927) 825-32-65
currently in
Bangkok, Thailand
LEGENDARY LESSON

Keep Showing Up

Life has its ups and downs. The key is to just keep showing up.

Joseph N. Barker
PROFILE

BIO

A truly distinguished gentleman, Joe Barker is most known for his visionary role in revitalizing Nashville by developing the Gulch from abandoned rail yard to the trendiest neighborhood in town.

He is honored with awards for innovation in land use and design, design excellence, contribution to the community, reflection of the regional or neighborhood character, public/private partnership, environmental sensitivity and financial viability.

He is also an avid world traveller and award-winning photographer who has authored several photo books documenting his adventures.

https://www.josephnbarker.com/

EARLY LIFE
  • Dartmouth University
  • Vanderbilt Law School
EXPERIENCE
  • U.S. MARINE CORPS LAW
  • ATTORNEY AT LAW
  • REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
SERVICE
  • Service 1
  • Charity 2
AWARDS
  • Award 1
  • Award 2
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AWARDS
  • Award 1
  • Award 2
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"It's the second violinist who holds the whole orchestra together."

Joseph N. Barker
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"Keep showing up."

Joseph N. Barker
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PROFILE

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A truly distinguished gentleman, Joe Barker is most known for his visionary role in revitalizing Nashville by developing the Gulch from abandoned rail yard to the trendiest neighborhood in town.

He is honored with awards for innovation in land use and design, design excellence, contribution to the community, reflection of the regional or neighborhood character, public/private partnership, environmental sensitivity and financial viability.

He is also an avid world traveller and award-winning photographer who has authored several photo books documenting his adventures.

https://www.josephnbarker.com/
EDUCATION
  • Dartmouth University
  • Vanderbilt Law School
EXPERIENCE
  • U.S. MARINE CORPS LAW
  • ATTORNEY AT LAW
  • REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
AWARDS
  • Award 1
  • Award 2
SERVICE
  • Service 1
  • Charity 2
♥︎ CHARITY SPOTLIGHT ♥︎

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Real Estate Developer
MarketStreet Enterprises

FEATURED STORIES

Selections from Joseph N. Barker's award-winning body of work

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THE JOURNEY

"No man ever steps in the same river twice." – Heraclitus

Early Life

  • Dartmouth University
  • Vanderbilt Law School
Lead Designer
Nashville, TN
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EARLY LIFE

1940s — 1950s

CAREER

  • U.S. MARINE CORPS LAW
  • ATTORNEY AT LAW
  • REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
  • Award 1
  • Award 2

AWARDS

SERVICE

  • Service 1
  • Charity 2

FEATURED WORKS

Selections from Joseph N. Barker's award-winning body of work

VANISHING FACES OF BHUTAN:

The Study of a Timeless Culture

VANISHING FACES OF BHUTAN: The Study of a Timeless Culture provides a rare glimpse into the everyday lives of people living in remote Himalayan villages as they go about their daily rituals: shopping, praying, dancing, selling their produce, eating, meeting friends, celebrating, playing archery, and working the land.

As a photographer and world traveler, I visited people in their natural environment and made these images during visits to Bhutan between 2004 and 2007.

“Vanishing Faces” is a nod to the Buddhist notions of impermanence and time passing. Some of the people in these photos have passed on to their next lives. The children have grown up, and now perhaps some have children of their own. None of them are what they were at that brief moment in time when I snapped their photo and engaged with them.

They have “vanished,” but they are also timeless.

VANISHING FACES OF BHUTAN: The Study of a Timeless Culture provides a rare glimpse into the everyday lives of people living in remote Himalayan villages as they go about their daily rituals: shopping, praying, dancing, selling their produce, eating, meeting friends, celebrating, playing archery, and working the land.

As a photographer and world traveler, I visited people in their natural environment and made these images during visits to Bhutan between 2004 and 2007.

“Vanishing Faces” is a nod to the Buddhist notions of impermanence and time passing. Some of the people in these photos have passed on to their next lives. The children have grown up, and now perhaps some have children of their own. None of them are what they were at that brief moment in time when I snapped their photo and engaged with them.

They have “vanished,” but they are also timeless.

FEATURED WORKS

Selections from Joseph N. Barker's award-winning body of work

VANISHING FACES OF BHUTAN:

The Study of a Timeless Culture

VANISHING FACES OF BHUTAN: The Study of a Timeless Culture provides a rare glimpse into the everyday lives of people living in remote Himalayan villages as they go about their daily rituals: shopping, praying, dancing, selling their produce, eating, meeting friends, celebrating, playing archery, and working the land.

As a photographer and world traveler, I visited people in their natural environment and made these images during visits to Bhutan between 2004 and 2007.

“Vanishing Faces” is a nod to the Buddhist notions of impermanence and time passing. Some of the people in these photos have passed on to their next lives. The children have grown up, and now perhaps some have children of their own. None of them are what they were at that brief moment in time when I snapped their photo and engaged with them.

They have “vanished,” but they are also timeless.

VANISHING FACES OF BHUTAN: The Study of a Timeless Culture provides a rare glimpse into the everyday lives of people living in remote Himalayan villages as they go about their daily rituals: shopping, praying, dancing, selling their produce, eating, meeting friends, celebrating, playing archery, and working the land.

As a photographer and world traveler, I visited people in their natural environment and made these images during visits to Bhutan between 2004 and 2007.

“Vanishing Faces” is a nod to the Buddhist notions of impermanence and time passing. Some of the people in these photos have passed on to their next lives. The children have grown up, and now perhaps some have children of their own. None of them are what they were at that brief moment in time when I snapped their photo and engaged with them.

They have “vanished,” but they are also timeless.

FEATURED PHOTOS

Joseph N. Barker is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in National Geographic publications

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FEATURED PHOTOS

Joseph N. Barker is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in National Geographic publications

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"It's the second violinist who holds the whole orchestra together."

Joseph N. Barker