Artist Statement

CI 01Born and raised in New York City, I was drawn to photography after seeing the photographic images of the French photographers Doisneu, Brassai and Cartier Bresson.

New York City became my canvas, the streets and Coney Island especially, supplied me with an unending source of images and the camera was an instrument to edit these images.

Always an observer, the small gesture, the quiet mostly unobserved moments became my subject matter. Light an extension not just a means.

“Her images are evocative, touching and humorous. Most of all they are revelations of life as it is lived in the moment”
“Barbara is a photographer with the soul of a poet”