Brigitte Carnochan’s photographs are represented nationally and collected globally by museums, corporate and private collectors. She has had solo exhibitions in Latvia, Italy, Chile, and Hong Kong as well as in New York, Houston, Boston, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Ketchum, Woodstock, Albuquerque, Carmel and San Francisco. In addition to the publication of three monographs (Bella Figura 2006, Shining Path 2006, Floating World 2012), The German publisher, Edition Galerie Vevais, launched a monograph of her images in 2014 at Paris Photo. For many years she taught workshops and classes through the Extension Program at UC Santa Cruz and Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program. She is on the Advisory Councils of Center, in Santa Fe and The Center for Photographic Art in Carmel.

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Solo Exhibitions

2018 Painting on Silver, Obscura Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2017 Imagining Then: A Family Story, 1941–47, Photo Central, Hayward, California
2017 Love & Kisses, George, Themes + Projects by Modernbook Gallery, San Francisco, California
2016 Love & Kisses, George, Verve Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico (also 2005, 2007, 2010, 2013)
2014 Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2014 Gallery 291, Mill Valley, California
2013 Spring, AO Vertical Art Space, Hong Kong
2013 Natural Beauty—Platinum/Palladium, Modernbook Gallery, San Francisco, California (also 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008)
2012 Imagining Then: A Family Story, 1941–47, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel
2011 Floating World, Iris Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts (also 2005 and 2008)
2010 Floating World, Galerie BMG, Woodstock, New York (also 2007)
2009 Colors of the Imagination: Painted Flowers, Wave Gallery, Brescia, Italy
2009 Imagining Then: A Family Story, 1941–47, Gallery 291, San Francisco, California
2007 Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho
2006 Watermark Gallery, Houston, Texas
2004 Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico
2002 North American–Chilean Cultural Institute, Valparaiso, Chile
2002 Stories about Riga, Latvian Museum of Fine Art, Riga, Latvia
2001 Barry Singer Gallery, Petaluma, California
1997 Peter Fetterman Photographic Works of Art, Santa Monica, California
1997 Photographer’s Gallery, Palo Alto, California
1994 Granary Gallery, annual summer show, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts (also 1995-2000)

Selected Publications & Awards

2014 Brigitte Carnochan, Galerie Vevais Press, Germany, November 2014
2013 Floating World, Hudson Hills Press, 110 pp., December 2012
2006 Bella Figura: Painted Photographs by Brigitte Carnochan, Modernbook Editions, 127 pp., July 2006
2006 The Shining Path, Ltd. Edition monograph of 11 images, text, 21st Publications, May 2006
2013 Natural Beauty—Platinum/Palladium Images by Brigitte Carnochan, Peter Fetterman Gallery
2012 Imagining Then: A Family Story, 1941-47, exhibition catalog, Center for Photographic Art, 92 pp.
2004 Myth and the Natural World: Painted Photographs, exhibition catalog, Modernbook Gallery
2004 Organic Forms: Hand–Painted Photographs, exhibition catalog, Albuquerque Museum
1997 Colors of the Imagination: Painted Flowers and Nudes, exhibition catalogue, 32 pp., intro. Wanda Corn
     Anthologies, Magazines & Blogs
2017 Mercury News, San Jose, California, interview, July 2017
2016 Kwerfeldein, Cologne, Germany, interview & portfolio, January 2016
2016 Das Magazin, Berlin, Germany, portfolio, January 2016, pp. 84-89
2014 Fine Art Photo, Germany, interview & portfolio, April 2014
2014 Photo Dot, Korea, interview & portfolio, February 2014
2014 Lenswork, “Natural World: Platinum/Palladium Still Lifes,” interview & portfolio, January 2014
2013, March 5, 2013
2013, January 12, 2013

2012 Photographers Speak, Dean Brierly,, August 28, 2012
2010 Black & White Magazine, UK, article & photo (and 2012)
2010 Color Magazine, “Imagining Then: A Family Story, 1941–47,” interview & photo spread, issue #8, April/May
2011 AfterCapture, review of Floating World, Barbara Smith, March 1, 2011
2010 The View Project, edited by Joyce Tenneson, Blurb Books, pp. 56-57
2010 Why Photographs Work, edited by George Barr, Rockynook Press, pp. 26-29
2010 Lenswork, “Floating World,” Cover interview & portfolio, November 2010
2010 The Woodstock Times, “Ageless Lyricism,” review, July 8, 2010
2009 Fotoritim, interview & photo spread, Istanbul,, November 2009
2009 Black & White Magazine, UK, article & photo, issue #102, September 2009
2009 Zoom Magazine, interview & photo spread, May–June 2009
2009 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, featured in Arts & Culture Weekend section, February 1, 2009
2009 Lenswork, “Imagining Then: A Family Story, 1941–47,” interview & portfolio, January 2009
2008 Photographic Possibilities, Robert Hirsch, pp. 6, 153, December 2008
2008 Imagining Then, Limited Edition portfolio of 10 matted images & letterpress text, November 2008
2007 Silvershotz, cover story & photo spread, vol. 4, edition 1, pp. 6–18, April 2007
2006 View Camera, interview & photo spread, November–December 2006
2006 The New York Sun, “Ancient Materials, Transcendent Beauty,” review, June 1, 2006
2006 Camera Arts, cover story, May–June 2006
2005 Rangefinder Magazine, interview& photo spread, October 2005
2004 Flesh and the Spirit, 21st: Journal of Contemporary Photography, essay & four images
2004 Polaroid International Photography PN 27, photo spread
2004 Hasselblad Forum Magazine, essay & photo spread
2002 Studija: Visual Arts, Riga Latvia, September/October, essay & photo spread
2002 Camera Arts, December 2001–January 2002, essay & photo spread
2001 Black & White Magazine, June 2001, interview & photo spread


2010 Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Two Honorable Mention Awards, Floating World
2010 Jacob Riis Award, Finalist, Imagining Then: A Family Story, 1941–47
2003 Hasselblad Master Award
Gallery Representation
Obscura Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico,
Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, California,
Iris Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts,
Themes + Projects Gallery, San Francisco,    

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Opening Exhibition, Obscura Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2014 The Art of Platinum Printing, Bernheimer Fine Art Photography, Lucerne, Switzerland
2013 Platinum, Bernheimer Fine Art Photography, Munich, Germany
2013 Figures Studied, Verve Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2012-13 Quatre Femmes Photographes, Mumm Fine Art Gallery, Napa, California
2012-13 Aphrodite 2012: Sacred and Profane Purifications, Museum of Greek Folk Art, Athens, Greece
2012 Art of Photography Show, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California
2012 Do Process, Verve Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2011 Oaxaca XV Exhibition, Centro Fotografico Alvarez Bravo, Oaxaca, Mexico
2009 I. Wolk Gallery, St. Helena, California (with Patrick LoCicero and Mirang Wonne)
2006 Noble Processes, in a Digital Age: New Works in Handcrafted, Rare Media, John Stevenson Gallery, New York City
2002 Beauty is Truth: Our Celebration of an Enduring Idea, John Stevenson Gallery, New York City
2002 Flora, Gallery Sink, Denver, Colorado
1999 Brigitte Carnochan & Alison Shaw, Sandra Berler Fine Photographs, Washington, DC
1998 The Female Gaze: Women Looking at Men, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California
1997 A Room with Three Views, 1870 Gallery, Belmont, California
1996 Creating our Future, Mills College, Prieto Gallery, California
1996 Unbound and Exposed, WCA, Works Gallery, San Jose, California
1996 A Community of Artists, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California


San Jose State University, BA, English; Stanford University, MA, Education; UC Berkeley, PhD, English

Related Activities

Advisory Council Member, Santa Fe Center for Photography, New Mexico
Advisory Council Member, Center for Photograhic Art, Carmel, California
Member, Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital Art Committee, Palo Alto, California