Barbara Strigel is a photographer, collage artist and bookmaker living and working in Vancouver, British Columbia. She was born in Philadelphia and studied photography and printmaking at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. For over 20 years she taught photography, pottery and graphic design in a public high school where she also advised the literary magazine and yearbook. Since her retirement in 2012, she has been establishing her fine art practice. She layers scans of torn paper collage into her photographs digitally then sometimes adds additional marks or scraps of paper to the final surface of the print.