Joan Barker is an independent photographer, artist and educator living in New York’s Hudson Valley. Joan is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Artists’ Fellowship, The Village Voice Photography Grant and two Center for Photography at Woodstock Fellowships.


          Her photographs have been featured nationally in one-person shows including O K Harris in NYC and Friends of Photography in San Francisco. Internationally, Joan’s work has been included in exhibits at the Photographers’ Gallery in London, Photohozos in Athens and the Internationale Fotoage Herten in Germany.


          Group exhibitions include the Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY, the California Museum of Photography in Riverside, and Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY.


         Joan’s photographs are also included in numerous collections such as at The Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, AZ, and the New York Public Library in NYC and The Center for Photography at Woodstock.


         Joan completed her MFA in photography at the State University of New York at New Paltz where she taught for more than fifteen years. She was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching for the academic year 2013-2014.






Photo by Georgia Landman