|About the Artist:
Petra Barth was born in Germany and in the early career studied Design in Milan, working for several years in the fashion industry. In 1999, she became a full time freelance photographer working primarily in Latin America and Asia. Petra's work has been exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions covering Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. She studied at the Corcoran College of Art and Design.
Petra worked in China, Myanmar, India, Cambodia, Ukraine, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, Haiti, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and the United States. She serves as a foreign photo correspondent for Bolivia's Los Tiempos newspaper.
Exhibitions: al margen, in Durham NC, Duke University Special Collection Gallery, Friedle Gallery, Latin America and the Caribbean, 2011, and exhibited in Washington DC, Organization of the American States (OAS), November 2010 through January 2011. Exhibit is the culmination of 7 years of work in 14 countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean and consists of 70 gelatin silver prints.
Photographs are included within the Archive of Documentary Arts in Duke University, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library.
Shaken. Chile and Haiti: Faces of an earthquake. Stories of a reconstruction, Miami, Haitian Heritage Museum, May 2010.
El Salvador, WOLA Washington DC, 2008. FotoViajeros, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 2008.
Human Conditions, Farmani Gallery, Los Angeles, March 2008, New York and Paris.
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ﾃャﾃつ｢ﾃδｯﾃつｿﾃつｽﾃモﾃつ｢ 2008 Annual IPA Book
ﾃャﾃつ｢ﾃδｯﾃつｿﾃつｽﾃモﾃつ｢ Px3 Human Condition Photo Competition Catalogue
ﾃャﾃつ｢ﾃδｯﾃつｿﾃつｽﾃモﾃつ｢ Mesoamerica, August 2007, Stinehour Wemyss Editions
Children, Moments of Humanity, Vienna 2006
IPA Awards, 3rd Prize for the category, Children, 2008
Exhibition Winner Px3, Prix de la Photography de Paris, Human Conditions, 2007
Golden Light Award for the category, Silver Prints, 2006
Marcel Bardon Memorial Award, Corcoran College, 2005