Barbara Karant

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Photographer Barbara Karant is a nationally renowned for her graphic, vibrant, and contemporary images of interiors, architecture, and canines.

She welcomes each new assignment with an individualized approach. The complex perspectives, nuanced colors, textures and spatial interplay in Barbara’s work lend a powerful intimacy that immediately engages viewers. She records subtle qualities of space, light, and materials, which provide not merely an objective experience, but one that alters dimensionality. She is not just an observer, but a problem-solver with insight for what is essential in any given space. Clients appreciate her unique ability to translate three-dimensional architecture into two-dimensional, evocative images.

Trained at Rhode Island School of Design (BFA) and The Art Institute of Chicago (MFA), Barbara continues her academic involvement as an adjunct professor at both Columbia College and Harrington College of Design. She’s exhibited at some of the nation’s most prestigious museums and galleries including The Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, The Art Institute of Chicago, The St. Louis Art Museum, ICP, The Stanford University Art Museum and MOCP. Her work has been published in Interior Design, Metropolis, Architectural Record, Bark, Esquire, and The New York Times.

Barbara is the author of two books, Greyhounds and Small Dog Big Dog. Her playful canine images mirror the graphic perspectives of her architectural work and demonstrate her great love for four-leggeds. She is passionately committed to greyhound rescue as president of Greyhounds Only and resides in Chicago with her two rescued greyhounds Fancy and Monk.

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