Fine Arts Photographer Ricardo Barros to Appear at Hudson County Community College Foundation’s ‘Artist Talk Series’

Posted: 4/19/2012
Contact Jennifer Christopher 201-360-4061 or Roger Jones 201-200-1080

Mr. Barros will discuss his renowned portraits of sculptors on
Friday afternoon, April 27

April 17, 2012, Jersey City, NJ – The Hudson County Community College Foundation will host another segment in its “Artist Talk Series” on Friday afternoon, April 27, 2012, when photographer Ricardo Barros will discuss his portraits of sculptors. The event will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Follett Room of the College’s Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center at 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City — two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Station. Light refreshments will be served, and there is no charge for admission.

Born in Brazil in 1953, Mr. Barros moved to the United States when he was seven years old, residing for a short time in Boston, and then moving with his family to Pennsylvania where he graduated from Penn State University with a degree in engineering. After working for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, he began pursuing a career as a professional photographer.

Now residing in New Jersey, Mr. Barros is the professional photographer at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, and has other clients all throughout the United States. His fine art photography is included in the permanent collections of almost a dozen museums, including The Smithsonian Museum of American Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Fogg Art Museum and The DeCordova Museum. His work is also included in the Hudson County Community College Foundation Art Collection.

Mr. Barros is the author of the award-winning book, Facing Sculpture: A Portfolio of Portraits, Sculpture, and Related Ideas, which presents 60 portraits of contemporary sculptors (including Marisol and George Segal) as well as illuminated text.

The Hudson County Community College Foundation Art Collection was established six years ago to coincide with the initiation of the College’s Fine Arts studies program. The Collection is intended to enrich the lives of the community and to provide a point of reference and inspiration for the Fine Arts Students. The HCCC Foundation Art Collection has since grown to its present stature thanks to the generosity of its many donors. Since its inception, several pieces have been directly donated by individuals, estates, corporations and other organizations. Monetary donations for art purchase are maximized by matching funds, and donations are given not only for acquiring works of art, but also for special events, and items in kind, such as art books for the College library.

Additional information on Mr. Barros’s appearance and reservations may be obtained by contacting Dr. Andrea Siegel at (201) 360-4007 or by emailing asiegel@hccc.edu.