Fun ©Rene Harbers


Renee Harbers is a photographer, documentary producer, and photography advocate who splits time between New York City and Montana. Her most recent project, Trixie and the Ranch, is a fictional photographic narrative about the absurd lengths we’ll go to belong, and truths we discover about ourselves along the way.

She founded, and for the last 15 years has led, the Harbers Family Foundation, which connects photographers and filmmakers with global nonprofits to tell their stories. Past partnerships have included the National Geographic Society, Conservation International, Heifer International, and the Rwanda Girls Initiative. (You can learn more at

As an executive producer, Harbers has created over 90 short documentaries, which have been featured by The New York Times, The Atlantic, South by Southwest, Tribeca Film Festival, Sundance Now, and The Criterion Channel.

Harbers also serves as the Executive Vice President for the International Center for Photography, as well as a member of both the Photography Acquisition Committee at the Whitney Museum for American Art and the Photography Initiative at the National Gallery of Art.

She holds a BS in Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, with additional coursework at George Washington University, and an MFA in Photography from the University of Hartford.




Cameras’ usually used by Renee:

FUJI GFX 50, Leica Monochrome and Leica CL.