Barbara J. Dombach                                              antiquary photographic processes

                Biography - Education - Teaching & Lectures - Related Experience - Interests

     Barbara J. Dombach received her Bachelor of Arts from Millersville University, Millersville PA. She has experience spanning over 35 years in Photographic Art and has exhibited in numerous solo shows with accepted images displayed in over 100 group exhibitions.  She has received a Lancaster, PA “City Arts Grant” as well as an “Artist in Residence” at Acadia National Park, ME.  She has taught at Harrisburg Area Community College and workshops at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, and Philadelphia, PA.  She was administrator for Hirtech Camera, Inc., Lancaster, PA. adult education program for nine years while also instructing several workshop programs there.  Her works have been published in Jill Enfield’s “Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes” as well as a featured artist on “the Film Photography Podcast” Oct. 2011, 2013.  She was a 2013 Finalist, Critical Mass (Photolucidia), Portland, OR. and she has also been published in; “Photo Techniques”, “The Hand”, and “Diffusion”, magazines.


Teaching and Lectures

2012 Lecture, “The making of Tintypes” Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA.

         Lecture, “My Antiquarian Process”  Lancaster Independent Photography Group, Lancaster, PA

2009 Lecture, Lancaster QUEST for Learning, "View on Old Photographic Methods"

         Lecture, Lancaster Camera Club "Old Photographic Methods"

2008 Juror with commentary, "25th Annual Photographic Visions" exhibition, sponsored by Lancaster Summer Arts.

2004  Guest Instructor at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Martha Madigan photography class, Phila. Pa.

2006, 2004, 2002  Juror for Lancaster County Scholastic Photography awards

1999 to 2004  Brandess Kalt Aetna Group & Marshall Photo Oils. Instructor for workshops in southeast Pa., Del., & NJ.

1999 to 2004  Instructor of workshops in: Polaroid Image & Emulsion Transfer, Hand - painting Black & White Images,

           Infrared Photography and Macro Photography at Hirtech Camera, Inc. Lancaster, Pa.

1998 to 2004  Instructor: Basic Black & White & Advanced Black & White Darkroom class, Hirtech Camera Inc. Lanc. Pa.

1993 to 2003  "Artist in Residence"  Donegal School District, Lancaster County, Pa.

1987 to 1990  Instructor of Photography, Harrisburg Area Community College Adult Education Program

Related Work Experience

1997 to March 2004: Employed full time at Hirtech, Inc. 780 Eden Road, Lancaster, Pa. 17601:

              Duties performed:  Sales Associate for amateur and professional Photography Equipment.

                  (Cameras, lighting, films, papers, chemicals darkroom supplies and misc..)

              Additional duties:  Education coordinator; establish photography classes and workshops, hire instructors,

                  review curriculum, advertising, registration and certificate completion.

1995 to 1997:  Cutler Camera, Kendig Square, Willow Street, Pa. 17584

              Duties performed: Assistant Store Manager in charge of sales and assist Lab operation.

1988 to 1995:  Ledger Newspapers Inc. State Street, Quarryville, Pa. 17655

              Duties: Photo editor; responsible for processing, choosing, printing images for their 6 weekly editions.

              Additional duties:  Feature story writer responsible for weekly Homes, Automotive Section stories and photographs.

                  Feature sports writer & photographer, Feature article writer and photographer for six weekly editions.

1987 to 1988:  Advertiser Newspapers, Mount Joy, Pa.

              Duties performed: Correspondent part-time Sports and feature article photographer.



Bachelor of Arts Degree, Sociology – Millersville University, Millersville, PA., 1978


Special Interests

Member of  SPE  "Society for Photographic Education" Adjunct Instructor

Supporting member of " "  The art of alternative Photography and processes.

Supporting member of  "" Exploring 21st Century Photography

Member of Lancaster County Art Association, Strasburg, PA.

Member of L.I.P.G.  (Lancaster Independent Photographers Group), Lancaster, PA.

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