About Barbara L. Salisbury

Barbara is an award-winning photojournalist with more than a decade of experience who started her career as a newspaper photographer, most recently as a staff photographer with The Washington Times in Washington, D.C. She has covered local, national and international news and feature stories from the White House and Capitol Hill to the Texas/Mexico border to Vietnam, India, Korea and Myanmar.

Because of her love of meeting new people and experiencing and sharing their worlds, photography is a natural outlet and vocation for Barbara. She is constantly amazed at the generosity of the human spirit and is truly honored that people open up their lives to her. And she believes in reciprocating that openness. This is what makes her photography so special: a real relationship with the subject.

She brings that personal level to all her assignments, from editorial work to PR assignments to portraiture.

Since the beginning of her career Barbara has helped educate and inspire aspiring photographers, lecturing at universities and volunteering her time at photography workshops. Barbara is a member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), the White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA), the Women Photographers of Washington (WPOW) and the National Association of Professional Women (NPAW). She has a master’s degree in communications photography from Syracuse University. Her child labor story, Sugar Babies, shot while working as a mentor and instructor with Momenta Workshops in Myanmar, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 2009.

Barbara is available for hire for editorial assignments, PR work, on-location portraiture and more. Please contact her at 703-407-0347 or by email for rates and information.