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Renee Harbers is a photographer, documentary producer, and photography advocate based in Washington, D.C.


She founded and, for the last 13 years, has led the Harbers Family Foundation, which connects photographers and filmmakers with global nonprofits to tell their stories. Past partnerships have included National Geographic Society, Conservation International, Heifer International, and the Rwanda Girls Initiative.

As an executive producer, Herbers 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 and is a member of the Photography Acquisition Committee at the Whitney Museum for American Art. 


She is an MFA candidate in photography at University of Hartford, currently exploring the relationship between motherhood and masculinity, as well as alternative narratives around the aging process.

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