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teNeues : Barbara Cole : Between Worlds


teNeues presents Between Worlds, an unprecedented dive into the decades-long career of fine art photographer Barbara Cole, chronicling her shapeshifting vision of the world that is as romantic as it is timeless.

Gathered together like this for the first time, the images in Between Worlds trace Barbara Cole’s pioneering spirit from her early use of Polaroid before it disappeared and her quest to develop her own painterly approach to photography; to her contemporary twist on the turn-of-the-century wet collodion process; to her ethereal underwater photography for which she is most known.

Alongside her fine art photography, Between Worlds captures personal reflections and her experimental processes throughout the decades, forming an intimate portrait of an artist constantly innovating and pushing the boundaries of her ongoing practice and the nature of photography itself.


Barbara Cole is a fine art photographer working in several photographic mediums, including underwater photography and modernized wet collodion. She was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1953. Her work is noted for its ethereal imagery depicting figures in various states of weightlessness, transformation, and self-actualization. As an innovator in her field, Cole’s use of traditional and inventive techniques are part of her ongoing search for timelessness. She has held numerous exhibitions across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Her work has also been extensively commissioned internationally for corporate collections. She has exhibited in the Canadian Embassy in both Tokyo and Washington D.C. The acclaimed documentary series Snapshot: The Art of Photography II, features an episode devoted exclusively to Cole’s photographic practice.

Instagram: @barbaracoleart


Between Worlds will be published by teNeues publishing house in North America on June 28, 2023.

Barbara Cole : Between Worlds
Publisher: teNeues Verlag GmbH
Format: 27.5 x 34 cm | 10 5/6 x 13 3/8 in.
Language: English & German
Pages: 208
Images: approx. 160 color photographs
Price: € 60 | $ 80 | £ 49,95
Finish / Special Book-Work: Hardcover
ISBN (DE): 978-3-96171-456-8

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