Born & Raised in Bergen County, NJ, now residing in Torrance, CA, Freelance Nature Photographer April Barci remembers growing up wanting to always be outside in nature, wandering through the woods, playing in fall leaves, laying in the grass looking up at the sky with it's varying shapes & colors, always being fascinated by the trees, the mountains and observing all the wildlife that nature has to offer. Always having her camera in hand to capture those special moments along the way. April spent 20 plus years as a Graphic Designer which reflects in her photographic images. Always asthetically pleasing to the eye and draws you into her vision. April seems to have a special ability to really bring the viewer into her moments of nature with her unique perspective, subject matter, color, shape & form. She loves to capture those moments in nature that the average viewer normally wouldn't get to see or experience. She takes you on a journey into the moment. April loves to travel and is continually adding to her catalog of works. She is also very passionate about her hobby painting mixed media on canvas & tiles in her spare time.
Through the past 8 years April has received numerous awards for her works as a photographer and as an artist including: 3 Woman Show - Pisces Passion Gallery 2006, Honorable Mention Winner for PDN International Conference National Geographic Contest Jacob Javits Center, NYC 2008, The Sedona Buzz - Photo of the Month 2007, St. Catherine’s Photo & Art Show 2nd Place 2007, Honorable Mention 2008, 3rd Place Mixed Media 2009, 1st & 2nd Place Wildlife 2010, RMAA 1st Place President’s Award 2008, Weekly Shot of Nature Winner - Soap Photo 2008, Wiley Photo Challenge Winner 2010, Arizona Master Watershed Steward Resource Guide chosen photograph for publication 2007, Fine Art America chosen artist works 2010, Several Silent Auctions for Fundraising Benefits for Pets Alive No Kill Shelter in Middletown, NY submitted photography, Linda Eder “We’re Horsing Around Benefit for Pets Alive Donation to Silent Auction 2009, Nature’s Valley Chosen Weekly Shot of Nature April 2011 & June 2011.