Whitesboro, NY, NY, United States
About Joan Barrett
With the exception of two years in Arizona, I have lived in NY state. My serious work in photography started after a trip to Orkney, Scotland, where I was hampered by a broken lens and a serious lack of expertise. While on a ferry during gale-force winds, I tried in vain to photograph the walls of water coming at us. When I returned home I began taking lessons in photography. Initially I worked on specific projects, such as dreams. Recently I have done street photography when visiting cities including Edinburgh, Glasgow, and London. My cameras include a Mintolta X700, a Holga, and the D200 Nikon. Currently my work is carried by Trevillion.
I received a fellowship from the University of Arizona in Tucson, where I earned my M.A. in literature.
I currently have one photo at the online annex of www.vtphotoworkplace.com in their City Streets/Country Road exhibit and two others hanging at the Roberson Museum and Science Center in Binghamton, NY.
I have had several one-person shows at venues such as Cazenovia College, Herkimer County Community College, at the Genesee Center for the Arts in Rochester, and the Old Forge Art Center. I have participated in two- and three-person shows at the Red Room at the Stanley Theater in Utica and other galleries in upstate NY. My photographs were chosen to be shown at the Epcot Center in Florida and at the National Geographic building in Washington, D.C.