About Barbara Tricarico


Barbara Tricarico is an Ashland, Oregon resident who lived and worked in Northern Virginia for 40 years as a teacher and sign language interpreter.

After receiving an MA Degree in Deaf Education from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. in 1977, Barbara set up a darkroom in her basement and began concentrating on her photography hobby. She took as many courses as she could at her local college and specialized in black and white portraits of her friends. She became active in her quilt guild, "Quilters Unlimited" and was often asked to professionally photograph her friends' quilts. That led her to co-author and photograph her first book entitled "Quilts of Virginia 1607-1899" for the Virginia Consortium of Quilters.

Once Barbara and husband Bill retired to Ashland in 2010, the couple fell in love with the beauty of the state. Barbara has spent countless hours photographing and attending workshops. She joined the Southern Oregon Photographic Association and currently serves as their president.

Since 2013, Barbara has produced nine photography books on Oregon for Schiffer Publishing, inviting over 50 photography friends to showcase their best images, including many of her own.

When not photographing or creating new books, Barbara enjoys traveling, quilting, and spending time with her grandchildren.