Barbara is from southern New Mexico and west Texas. She studied at the University of Texas at San Antonio where she earned a Bachelors of Fine Art Degree with an emphasis in photography. Her photography work explores many processes and experimentation with different cameras and photographic mediums focusing primarily on film photography projects. While living in San Antonio, she started and directed Justiceworks Studio (an artist run gallery space) at Blue Star Arts Complex for four years. In 2015 she completed a seven month artist residency at Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy. In 2016, Barbara became part of Film Shooters Collective, an international photography collective that is completely film based. Currently she is living in Wisconsin, working on many photography projects.