Dana Barbieri

My fascination with and passion for photography began with my first photography class at the age of fifteen. I had the privilege of attending a half-day visual and performing arts high school:  the Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven, Connecticut. At first, I auditioned for music as well as presenting a portfolio for visual arts. I was accepted into both programs, and I decided upon the path of visual arts.

At eighteen, I entered into Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. There, I was exposed to the teachings of such great artists and critics as Tom Drysdale, Elaine Mayes, Lori Novak, Fred Ritchin, Shelley Rice and A.D. Coleman.  I received my Cum Laude Baccalaureate of Fine Arts in Photography from New York University.  I continued to pursue my passion, and in 2015 I received a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the Academy of Art University.

I am passionate about photography. It encompasses science, technique, literally “drawing with light,” time, composition and emotion.  I saw that photography combined everything that excited my intellect and enticed my creativity.

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