Animal Rescue and Animal Portraits Highlights 2017



Cynthia Barker
Southern Exposures Photography

Before my son came along I worked with young children in Special Education and then taught First Grade. After my son was born I was a “Stay at Home Mom”, volunteering in everything he was involved in, and an avid Scrapbooker. When he went away to college I thought I would take a photography class to learn how to take better shots for my scrapbooks. That led to another Community Education class, then another, then Black and White film classes until I finally went all digital about 2007. Thus started my Photography Obsession and I enjoyed photographing Nature and Architecture especially and my dogs when they would let me.

I have loved animals as long as I can remember. In the fall of 2009 I learned about the homeless animal population in my area. I helped start a non-profit animal rescue group and began photographing the animals in our city animal control facility and for a few other rescue groups so that their photos can be used on Facebook and Petfinder and at various events to help them get adopted. Currently I shoot for 3 different groups --- the city of Friendswood's Animal Control, Tails n Transition, a rescue group started by my veterinarian, and Friendswood Animal Advocates, the rescue group I helped found in the Fall of 2009. I am a member of HeARTs Speak, an organization of artists who use their art to help animals in shelters find forever homes.