From a very early age, Photographer Barbara Green began documenting the images around her.

At 14 she found herself drawn to Venice Beach, CA where she spent many weekends photographing the local colorful characters. It was at this point that her natural documentary style took its' roots and has followed her into her professional career.

She was born in Los Angeles, California in 1964, and received her BA in Photography from Brooks Institute of Photographic Art & Science in 1986. After graduation, she entered the commercial field of photography, working on advertising and editorial photographic assignments.

Her work in film and video started in 1993 when her clients began requesting moving images to accompany her still work.

As an award winning filmmaker, she directed an important short documentary TINA PAULINA:  Living on Hope Street about a homeless lesbian living on the streets of Los Angeles and a full-length documentary A FINISHED LIFE:  The Goodbye & No Regrets Tour about a 48-year-old gay man, with AIDS, who, when given six months to live, takes the road trip of his life.

In 2004, Green held her first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, “INSTANT GRATIFICATION,” where she debuted her oversized Polaroid Lightjet prints from scanned Polaroid film and Polaroid negatives.

In 2008, Virgin Books released A LA CART: The Secret Lives of Grocery Shoppers, which contained portraits of 26 characters photographed by Green and portrayed by performance artist Hillary Carlip.

Green is currently working on “REAL-STRACT ”, a series of photographs taken in and around her native Los Angeles. "Real-stract" is a technique created by Green that combines each photograph with a mixture of realism and abstract.


CLIENTS Include:

American Express • Atlantic Records• BOISE • Disney Channel • E! Networks • Entertainment Weekly • Island Records Los Angeles Times Magazine • Leo Burnett • Nordstrom • PACSUN • Qantas • Rollingstone • Target • Travel +Leisure • Virgin Books





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