About

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 and the Art Institute of Chicago she has worked commercially for many 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 Sheldon Museum of Art and The Chrysler Museum, to name a few. Barbara's photography is also represented in numerous private collections across the country.

Barbara’s work has been published in Architecture, Interior Design, Metropolis, Architectural Digest, Chicago Magazine, Domus, Michigan Avenue, Architectural Record, Bark, Esquire, Interiors, and The New York Times. Additionally, she has been a Lecturer in the Dept. of Fine Arts at Loyola University and an adjunct professor at both Harrington College of Design and Columbia College. She both consults with and mentors creatives. 

Her imagery has been included in many photography, interior and architecture anthologies. She is the author and/or photographer of three books, WITHIN THE FAIRY CASTLE, GREYHOUNDS, and SMALL DOG BIG DOG. 

She is currently looking for exhibition opportunities, acquisitions, grants and a publisher for 820 Ebony/Jet.

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 as President of Greyhounds Only, an IL 501(c)3.