Barbara Cole is an award winning Canadian photographer who is known for her timeless aesthetic. Cole 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 Underworld was 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.
Read Barbara Cole's feature in Creative Boom
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Read Barbara Cole's feature in Aint—Bad
Read Barbara Cole's feature in DIY Photography
Read Barbara Cole's feature in Peta Pixel
Read about Barbara Cole's Feature in ELLE Canada
Explore Barbara Cole's Virtual Tour
Read about Barbara Cole's Practice on My Modern Met
Read about Barbara Cole's Commitment to Service Award
Watch Barbara Cole in conversation with Anna Maria Tremonti
Read Barbara Cole's feature in Cottages & Gardens
Read Barbara Cole's feature in Creators Vancouver
Read Barbara Cole's feature in Art of The Times Fall 2018
Read CNN Style about Cole's work in underwater photography
Watch Barbara Cole's documentary about the making of Falling Through Time