Biography

Steven and Suzanne Barger strive to show the beauty and wonder of the natural world through their photography. With the current threats to the natural world, they believe that by making technically accurate and artistically appealing images, they can demonstrate the need to protect, as well as enjoy the world around us all.

Located in Cincinnati Ohio, they have been photographing the beauty of the natural world for over 20 years. Their travels have taken them from South Africa, Namibia and Tanzania, to the arctic ice floes of Svalbard, Norway and Iceland. Alaska has been a favorite locale, as well as many U.S. National Parks, including Acadia, Arches, Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone and the Great Smoky Mountains. They have also traveled to wilderness areas of Canada including Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Steve has co-lead nature photography workshops throughout North America and has presented multi-media shows to a variety of audiences. They now do small group and private instruction at various local venues. Their work has been on display at several businesses and galleries throughout the United States. Several of their images were featured in the book Caribou and the North, a Shared Future, written by Monte Hummel and Justina C. Ray.  One of Steve’s images was used on the cover of the book. Also, his images have appeared in several editions of The Art of Seeing and International Masters of Photography.

They market their work through several local galleries including Art on the Levee, in Newport, Kentucky, and The Frame Shoppe, in Cincinnati. Their images have been displayed in galleries throughout the United States including Cincinnati, Miami, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. They also market their work in art shows throughout the tri-state area.

During the past several years images of Steve’s have won honors in the North American Nature Photography Association, NANPA, Showcase competition. They are members of NANPA, PPA, the Professional Photographers Association, and the Better Business Bureau.