Barbara Hazen is a 3rd generation Californian. Her work explores the internal self and the intersection of memory and the family scrapbook, with an emphasis on cyanotype and platinum palladium processes. She received a BS from UCSB in Anthropology and later attended the California Culinary Academy. She worked for most of the next decade in several acclaimed restaurants as the assistant and head pastry chef. After a career in the culinary industry. Hazen returned to her photographic practice. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including PDN, Critical Mass, and B&W Magazine and exhibited in group, solo and on-line exhibits including ASmith Gallery – Johnson City,Texas, HLiiC -China, The Plaxall Gallery – Queens, NY, CordenPotts Gallery (online), San Francisco, CA, SoHo Photo Gallery – Ny, Ny, Sorensen Gallery – Fresno, CA, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts – Mill Valley, CA, Center for Photographic Art – Carmel, CA, LightBox Gallery – Astoria, OR, The Image Flow – Mill Valley, CA, Focus Gallery – San Francisco, CA, APA – San Francisco, CA and at The Art of Photography – San Diego, CA. She lives and works in Marin County, CA.