Barbara Traub is a photographer and multimedia artist, whose artwork has exhibited worldwide, such as at the San Francisco at the Arts Commission, Xerox PARC, Cooper Union in New York, the Museum of Neon Art in Los Angeles, Houston Fotofest, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, and the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute.
The obscure reference in a Nevada guide book to Bruno's homemade ravioli in the tiny town of Gerlach first lured Barbara to the nearby hot springs of Black Rock Desert in 1994. Returning to her new home in San Francisco, she came across a flyer for Burning Man happening in the same desert and went back there to photograph it three weeks later...and subsequently for the following nine years.
Her photography of Burning Man has appeared in publications such as Wired, Spiegel Online, Photo District News, San Francisco Chronicle, and New Age. Chief photographer for HardWired's book Burning Man, she curated the 2004 "Art of Burning Man" at Photo SF. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, she resides in San Francisco, California.
"The images capture what this event is about more than words can...it's avant-garde at its best."