Essence, from Surfacing by Barbara Cole
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Chromogenic print mounted to archival substrate
From the series "Surfacing"
Edition of 3 (#1/3)
Editioned at 32 x 40 inch, 43 x 54 inch, 51 x 64 inch, and 60 x 75 inch
Barbara Cole is an award-winning Canadian photographer who is known for her distinct and timeless aesthetic. Cole has exhibited internationally and is extensively collected by both public and private institutions. Throughout her career, Cole has worked internationally on commercial projects and has created several large-scale commissions, including installations for the atrium at the M. Lau Breast Cancer Centre in Toronto’s Princess Margaret Hospital, and for Trump Hollywood in Hollywood Beach, Florida. Her series Underworldwas exhibited at the Canadian Embassies in Tokyo and Washington, D.C. Cole has won prestigious awards such as the Grand Prize at the Festival International de la Photographie de Mode in Cannes, and third prize at the International Photography Awards in New York. In 2012, the acclaimed documentary series Snapshot: The Art of Photography II featured an episode devoted exclusively to Cole’s photographic practice. Barbara Cole lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
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From Nirvana to 'weightless worlds': How photos evolved underwater - CNN, 2018
Underwater photographs by Barbara Cole that look like oil paintings of bathing women - Creative Boom
Above Reality: Barbara Cole goes deeper, underwater - Novella, 2018