About

BARBARA KARANT

Photographer Barbara Karant is nationally known in the design, art, and architecture communities for the artistic beauty and the level of photographic quality she demands in her work. Trained at RISD (BFA) and the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA), she has worked commercially for more than 25 years. In addition to her interior and architectural work, Barbara has taught at, been published by, exhibited at, and been awarded by some of the nation’s most prestigious museums, galleries, magazines, and institutes. Her work is represented in permanent collections including The Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, The Art Institute of Chicago, The St. Louis Art Museum, The Stanford University Art Museum, The Chrysler Museum, The Polaroid Collection, and The Avon Collection, to name a few. Barbara’s photography is also represented in numerous private collections across the country.

Barbara’s commercial work has been published in Interior Design, Metropolis, Architectural Digest, Metropolitan Home, Chicago Magazine, Domus, Michigan Avenue, Architectural Record, Bark, Esquire, The New York Times and innumerable designer monographs. Her clients include a very broad range of architects, interior and graphic designers and manufacturers, both nationally and internationally known. Additionally she has been a Lecturer in the Dept. of Fine Arts at Loyola University and an Instructor of Color Photography at Columbia College and she is currently an adjunct professor at Harrington College of Design, all in Chicago. She lectures regularly about her work and photography to both students and professionals. She is the author of two books, Greyhounds and Small Dog Big Dog. To buy the GREYHOUND book go to: greyhoundsthebook.com.

Due to the demand of pet guardians who have admired her dog books, Barbara recently launched Karant Canines. She uses the discerning eye she developed shooting for famous architects to uniquely document the graphic lines and vibrant personalities of the dogs she shoots.

In Barbara’s spare time she is passionately committed to working to educate the public as to the marvels of living with the retired racing greyhound and actively involved with their adoption and placement through Greyhounds Only Adoption and Rescue.

Barbara has a vast file of imagery available for both exhibition and stock usage. She welcomes creative collaborations, which truly utilize her talents.