Memphis Barbree is a master black-and-white digital printer, platinum printer, photographer, and artist. She has been photographing since 1989, when she was a newspaper journalist working for Knight-Ridder newspapers. A student and close friend of master printer George DeWolfe for more
than a decade, Memphis’ prints are highly regarded in the photographic
world for their clarity and quality.
Memphis is most often found traveling and working in her mobile studio, a 30-foot Airstream, and following the stories of light—streaming through the woods, dancing along a coastline, or illuminating a city street. She often works on series, choosing projects for their ecological and social importance, their beauty, and her sense of personal connection to them. She has photographed subjects like the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, the U.S. Gulf of Mexico coastline during the 2010 British Petroleum oil disaster, the expansive New Mexico landscape, and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. This is her third year teaching with The Workhsops. Her website is www.memphisbarbree.com.