Barbara Cole was born in Toronto, Canada in 1953 and is a well-known Canadian photographic artist. Her artwork is collected by public and private institutions and has been exhibited worldwide, including at the Canadian embassies in Washington, D.C. and Tokyo, Japan. Throughout her career, Cole has worked internationally on commercial projects and large-scale art commissions, including installations for the Breast Cancer Centre at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto and for Trump Hollywood in Florida. Cole has won prestigious awards including the Grand Prix at the Festival International de le Protographie de Mode in Cannes, France. In 2012, the highly acclaimed documentary series Snapshot: The Art of Photography II, an episode devoted exclusively to Cole's photographic practice. Cole currently serves on the advisory board of the Seneca College Photography Department in Toronto. Cole is currently represented by Bau-Xi Photo in Toronto and Vancouver, Galerie de Bellefeuille in Montreal, Art Angels in Los Angeles and Miami, Holden Luntz Gallery in Palm Beach, and Nox Contemporary Art Space in Jaffa Port/Tel Aviv, Israel.