Details: The Under The Night Sky presentation will highlight Imma’s current project to raise awareness about the importance of nature conservation efforts, in particular, protecting the night sky from light pollution. Preserving the night environment helps support human health and heritage and preserve wildlife habitats. Night photography offers a chance to capture and document scenes that few people ever see nowadays due to artificial light and airglow pollution.
The work presented here will focus on a selection of night images captured at several areas of the National Park System, including Glacier, Capitol Reef and Acadia Artist-in-Residence programs, and will be part of the soon to be published Under The Night Sky book.
Bio: Born in Barcelona, Imma Barrera is a landscape and nature photographer based in New Jersey. She is a graduate of NY Institute of Photography and has won several awards and exhibited her photography in a number of galleries worldwide. In addition, she has been invited to join CollectorWorks, a hybrid gallery (virtual and in-person exhibits) sponsored by Your Daily Photograph.
One of her favorite subjects to photograph is the Milky Way, and she has been selected for several Artist-in-Residence programs (Capitol Reef NP, Acadia NP, Glacier NP) for her night sky photography. In addition, 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 about photography and seminars to raise awareness about the need to protect our natural treasures. She has published books about the night skies in NJ and the first book of her series “Photographing National Parks” about her experience as an AiR at Capitol Reef. Currently, she is working on the second book about her National Park series covering Glacier and another book about several US national parks at night.
Watch the Zoom conversation with Imma Barrera here.