An Artist in Residence, Capitol Reef National Park
Imma Barrera will provide an overview of the work carried out as an artist in residence at Capitol Reef National Park. Capitol Reef is in Utah’s south-central desert and is possibly one of the least known of parks in the area. It is one of the best places to photograph the dark skies. It surrounds a long wrinkle in the earth known as the Waterpocket Fold, with layers of golden sandstone, canyons and striking rock formations and is certainly well worth a visit.
Imma Barrera is a landscape and nature photographer, a biologist but also a graduate of the NY Institute of Photography. She has exhibited her photography in a number of galleries worldwide and won several awards. Her work has also been published nationally and internationally, including online and in newspapers and magazines around the world. Her favorite subjects include landscapes from dusk to dawn. Imma has been selected for several Artist-in-Residence programs (Capitol Reef, Acadia, Glacier and the Grand Canyon National Parks). She was shortlisted in the Landscape category of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards – Professional competition with her series “Under the Night Sky”. Imma runs educational programs and workshops about photography and seminars to raise awareness about the need to protect our natural treasures. She has published a book about the night skies in NJ/NY, “The stars, the moon and the sun” (ISBN 9781083074126), and the first book of a series “Photographic Journeys Through National Parks” entitled, “An Artist in Residence: Capitol Reef National Park” (ISBN 979-8732799750). She is currently working on books covering Glacier and Acadia National Parks and on her “Under The Night Sky” book documenting several US national parks at night.