Barbara Bordnick, a native NewYorker, received her BFA in fashion design from Pratt
Institute in Brooklyn, New York. After graduation, Barbara and her husband traveled,
worked and resided in Europe where she began her career in Copenhagen and Paris
before opening a studio in New York, where her fashion and portrait photography in
HARPER’S BAZAAR began drawing acclaim. Throughout her career, Barbara has been
published internationally in most major magazines and has received innumerable
awards for her film and print advertising and editorial work. Her photography has
been exhibited around the world and she is widely collected.
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Barbara’s work has included such innovative projects as a commissioned Calendar
of Great Women in Jazz to introduce large format Polaroid film, directing
award-winning TV commercials for JCPenney fashions, and her three celebrated
books of beautiful, digital photographs, SEARCHINGS: Secret Landscapes of Flowers.
Barbara’s Photographs were the inspiration for, and an integral part of the choreography
and stage set of Jennifer Muller’s ballet "Flowers". Bordnick’s portrait of lyricist E.Y.
"Yip" Harburg became a United States commemorative postage stamp,issued on
April 28th 2005 at a gala in New York City. In addition to her photography, Ms. Bordnick is
a much-sought after lecturer and teacher of workshops in the United States and Europe
and is an adjunct professor at the Parsons in New York City. Barbara was the first woman
to serve as President of the American Society of Media Photographers as well as president
of the Advertising Photographers of New York.
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