Barbara Karant is nationally known in design, art, and architecture communities. Trained at RISD (BFA) and SAIC (MFA), she is a published author, architectural and interiors photographer, artist, and educator. Commercially, she has photographed for a broad range of notable architects, interior and graphic designers, and manufacturers based both in the US and abroad.
Her photography has been widely exhibited and her imagery is represented in many private and permanent collections including the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the St. Louis Art Museum, the Stanford University Art Museum, MoMA, the Sheldon Museum of Art and the Chrysler Museum.
Her photography has been published in a variety of blogs, magazines, and anthologies. The publications include Architecture, Interior Design, Metropolis, Architectural Digest, Metropolitan Home, Chicago, Domus, Architectural Record, Bark, Esquire, Interiors, People, and The New York Times.
Among the blogs that have featured her photography are Slate, Don’t Take Pictures, ArchDaily, F-Stop, Feature Shoot, A Photo Editor, and The New York Times Lens Blog. Three books of her work have been published—Within the
Fairy Castle, the Museum of Science and Industry; Greyhounds, Abrams Books;
Small Dog Big Dog, Simon & Schuster.
Barbara has taught at Loyola University, Harrington College of Design, and Columbia College in Chicago. She photographs, mentors, critiques, consults, and speaks regularly about photography