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"I worked as a writer for several years, honing my communication skills in the worlds of TV and advertising in LA and Portland. However, when I realized my passion for using photography as a storytelling device, everything changed.


"Today, I shoot landscapes, documentary photography, and portraits because of my love of people and storytelling. There is so much to discover in this big, crazy place. Using my camera has helped me rediscover my wonder for the world and the people in it."




Barbara holds a B.A. in Advertising from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Magna Cum Laude) and an M.A. in TV-Film Production from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. Past experience includes work for DreamWorks Studios (Los Angeles), PBS-TPT (St. Paul), and the Chouinard Foundation and School of Art (Los Angeles). Prior assignments included an appointment on the City of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission from August 2013 to August 2015 and participation as a member of the Marketing Committee for the Hutchinson Center for the Arts from July 2014 to March 2016.  Most recently, she received a Developing Artist grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council with funding from the McKnight Foundation for exploration into fine art composite photography. Her work was also featured in the Capture Minnesota book published by PBS in 2015. She now resides in Ashland, Oregon.

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