Barbara Bosworth

One Star and a Dark Voyage
Room la Massa

This is the story of a loss and the journey back home.

This work began as a way of thinking about life, death, ties with nature and our total dependence on the earth. After the death of someone close to me, I sought the light in that darkness. The images became blurred with the exquisite fragility of life.

The visceral and the ethereal, the beautiful and the terrible, the weight and the light; all interconnected, all interwoven.

A journey to live where the edges of heaven and earth blur.

Always looking for my house.


With the collaboration of Fujifilm

Blanca Berlin

Barbara Bosworth is a photographer whose large-format images explore both open and subtle relationships between humans and the rest of the natural world. Whether narrating the efforts of hunters or bird ringers or evoking the seasonal changes that transform mountains and meadows, Bosworth’s loving attention to the world around her results in images that inspire viewers to look at them closely.

Bosworth grew up in Novelty, Ohio. She currently lives in Massachusetts, where she is emeritus professor of photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. During his long career, Bosworth has photographed in both black and white and color. His individual images show generous attention to small details, while his large-scale triptychs reveal a panoramic awareness, allowing viewers to glimpse the relationships between frames in a wide field. While all of Bosworth’s projects remind viewers not only that we shape the rest of nature, she also shapes us.