Born in the Bronx, New York, the internationally renowned portrait and fashion photographer, Barbara Bordnick, began her career in Copenhagen and Paris before returning to open a studio in New York in 1969 where her photography in HARPER’S BAZAAR began drawing acclaim.
Throughout her career she has received innumerable honors and awards for her film and print work, including:
• Clios for film & print
• The International Film Festival Gold Medal
• Art Directors’ Club Awards
• Missouri School of Journalism Award
• The Polaroid Corporation commission to document portraits of
America’s Great Women of Jazz - the first 8X10 Polacolor
• ASMP Award for Distinguished Service
• International Photographic Council’s Leadership Award at the United Nations
Barbara Bordnick’s works are in the permanent collections of the International Center of Photography, the Gilman Paper Collection in New York, the Polaroid Collection in Massachusetts & Vienna Austria, George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, the Portland Museum of Art in Maine and the Hallmark Museum for Contemporary Photography in Massachusetts. Her book SEARCHINGS, Secret Landscapes of Flowers was published in the spring of 2003 to rave reviews, SEARCHINGS, Volume II was published May 2004 to even greater acclaim and Volume III was published in the fall of 2005. A traveling exhibition of these photographs accompanied the book publications throughout the United States. Ms. Bordnick served three terms as the president of the Advertising Photographers of New York, and was elected as the first woman president of the American Society of Magazine Photographers in 1977.
Bordnick was honored with a United States postage stamp using her portrait of E.Y. Harburg the late, great, American lyricist, issued by the United States Postal Service in 2005.
In addition to her photography, as one of Canon’s exclusive Explorers of Light, Bordnick is a much-sought-after lecturer and teacher. She also exhibits, is widely collected and is featured regularly by the media, including the following nationally known publications, newspapers and television programs:
THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, HARPER’S BAZAAR, LEARS, LIFE,
THE NEW YORK TIMES FASHIONS OF THE TIMES, GEO, TIME,
THE WASHINGTON TIMES MAGAZINE, COMMUNICATION ARTS,
GRAPHIS, VIEW CAMERA
NBC News, ABC “Good Morning America”.
PBS AMERICAN MASTERS SERIES on Richard Avedon.
Barbara Bordnick’s recognition has lead to commissions of her photography for annual reports, image and product advertising campaigns for Fortune 500 companies, including: IBM, Merrill Lynch, American Express, Chase Manhattan Bank, Avon, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Revlon, Bristol Myers, DuPont, Kodak, Polaroid., Armstrong, The Limited.