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Far Flung Places: The Photography of Barbara Sparks

Photographs by Barbara Sparks

Barbara Sparks's passion for photography began in 1959, during college, when she took an art tour of Europe. On that trip, her fascination deepened when a man-whom she would later marry-gave her Edward Steichen's book The Family of Man. Since then, she has traveled to such far-flung destinations as the Cappadocia region of Turkey; the Kali Gandaki River in Nepal; the Mayan villages of Guatemala; and the dusty, light-filled hill towns of Italy. A passionate naturalist, Sparks has also turned her camera on Colorado and New Mexico, revealing her fine-tuned and sensitive eye for light and people. A constant theme of indigenous cultures runs through this book. With a ringing clarity, Sparks focuses on definitive landscapes and how man assimilates.


Barbara Sparks has collaborated on three books. Her photography has been shown in both solo and group exhibitions and added to the permanent collections of the Harwood Museum of Art, Millicent Rogers Museum, The Palmer Museum of Art at Pennsylvania State University, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.

Published By Rose Fredrick Fine Art Publishing

12 x 12 in. 104 pages 60 black-and-white photographs