Barbara J. Dombach                                                             photography
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Barbara J. Dombach, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania and is a self-taught photographic artist with over thirty five years of photographic experience and knowledge. Dombach has taught, juried exhibits, lectured and exhibited works in eleven solo exhibits, countless juried group exhibits and has been published in numerous publications.


Her images have won prestigious recognition; Finalist in Critical Mass Photolucidia, Portland, Oregon in 2017 and 2013, Artist in Residency, Acadia National Park 2003 and an Artist Grant, Lancaster City, PA 1992.


Images from her portfolios have been published in Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes and magazines including; Square, Seities, Photo Techniques, The Hand, Imprints and Diffusion. She has been a featured artist on The Studio Q Show LIVE! S02 E03, March 26, 2017 and the Film Photography Podcast Oct. 2011.


Dombach is a member of The Society for Photographic Education, Alternative Photography International Organization and supports local arts in her community as a member of the Lancaster County, PA Art Association



Teaching and Lectures

2018 Artist Talk, Halide Project, Second Nature, 1627 N 3nd St. Phila. PA

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

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 


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


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

Supporting member of The art of alternative Photography and processes.

Member of Lancaster County Art Association, Strasburg, PA.

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