is a native of New York City. For many years she has lived in the
village of Piermont-on-the-Hudson, just south of Nyack, New York. Recently she has purchased a house on Martha's Vineyard and now divides her time between the two locations.
Her interest in photography came at an early age when her father
brought home a Brownie camera and an enlarger. With his encouragement
and guidance, a darkroom was set up in the family's bathroom, leaving
it "off limits" for hours on end. Her training became more formalized over the years and she has studied
extensively in the fields of photography and painting. After working
for twenty-two years in black and white she became seriously involved
with color. She now enjoys the freedom and control of doing her
own darkroom work. A great deal of time, care and precision go into
printing each photograph.
While Barbara has traveled extensively throughout Europe, North
Africa, Asia, and South America, she developed an early passion
for the French language and France itself. She was a French major
in college and studied at the Université de Nancy, France,
and the Ecole des Beaux Arts. Barbara has been drawn back dozens
of times ever since for her photography (and of course the food
Barbara has been concentrating her efforts in capturing the color
and texture of the small forgotten villages of France and Italy.
She looks for and portrays the subtleties and fragile beauty she
sees around her and captures the timeless quality of these areas.
There are almost no people in these images, but unlike traditional
architectural photography in which people seem irrelevant, one senses
here that they hover near, just outside the frame.
A great number of Barbara's photographs are now on permanent display
in many galleries in the metropolitan New York area and Martha's Vineyard. In addition, her work is in numerous private and corporate
art collections, and the image, "Rainy Day Roses," had
a home for several years at the White House.