Barbara Strnadova was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1968. Defecting with her parents, and raised on Long Island, NY, she now resides in Brooklyn, NY. At the age of 15, she discovered a passion for photography while visiting a friend's photography class in an old barn, in Cold Spring Harbor, NY. She went on to study Fashion photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC. Later with the influence of Choreographer/Artist and friend Indira Suganda, she spent the next four years exploring and cultivating her artistic visions. After returning to school, she received her BFA in photography at The College at New Paltz, NY. Since then she has had a solo exhibition at the Carrie Haddad Gallerie in Hudson, NY as well as group exhibitions in California, New York, Michigan and Louisiana. In 1998, she received a purchase prize from the MooBoo Gallerie in Oakland CA, for a selection from her "SUSPENDED" series.
Barbara travels extensively, her most recent works entitled "ANGKOR" were inspired by photographer Kenro Izu and her travels throughout Cambodia and South East Asia. Her current surreal imagery is inspired by the ability in which nature reclaims a human manipulated environment.
Ms. Strnadova's web site is at www.dova-imagery.com. Her "Angkor" photo series is set number 19 in this site's Photo Section.