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Barbara Sonneborn

Barbara Sonneborn

Born in Chicago in 1944, artist Barbara Sonneborn has worked as a photographer and in other media, including sculpture and set design, for 26 years. She designed and directed all visual aspects of Jean-Claude Van Itallie's play Bag Lady, which was produced in New York at the Theater for the New City. She photographed and directed the use of projections in The White Buffalo, produced at Princeton University. Her artwork has been exhibited in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and can be seen in New Directions in Photography, a book edited by then New York Metropolitan Museum of Art curator of photography Weston Naef. Her photographs are also included in many private and museum collections. Her awards include a 1998 Rockefeller Film/Video/Multi-Media Fellowship, the International Documentary Association Award for Distinguished Achievement/ABC News VideoSource Award for the Best Use of Archival Footage in 1998, and two National Endowment for the Arts grants. Regret to Inform is Sonneborn's first film. Among her future plans are writing a book about the widows of the Vietnam war, and further films about the terrible price of war.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Barbara Sonneborn Facts

OccupationDirector, Writer, Producer

Selected Filmography

Docurama Awards Collection, The DVD Set
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