a very early age, Photographer Barbara Green began documenting the
images around her.
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.
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.
work in film and video started in 1993 when her clients began requesting
moving images to accompany her still work.
an award winning filmmaker, she directed an important short documentary
PAULINA: Living on Hope Street about a homeless
lesbian living on the streets of Los Angeles and a full-length documentary
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.
2004, Green held her first solo exhibition in Los Angeles,
where she debuted her oversized Polaroid Lightjet prints from scanned
Polaroid film and Polaroid negatives.
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
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.
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