Image credit: Barbara Strigel

July 2021 Member Showcase

For this month’s Member Showcase, we are featuring the creative work of Christy Rey and Barbara Strigel. Read below to learn more about their current photography projects.

CHRISTY REY – member since 2021

What are you working on?

In 2020, I began several online photography classes that focus on telling a subject’s story and finding my voice. The main emphasis is on Environmental Portrait photography. A genre using lighting, photographic techniques and a comprehensive understanding of the subject to create inspirational stories about people, places or things.

Artist statement

Photography infuses my life with interest, magic and compassion. It guides me to “see” a subject beyond first impression and pause with the focused lens to discover a deeper reality. My desire is to reveal a “subjects” story. My tools are digital, black & white film and vintage photography processes. The equipment list spans my maturity, interest and a seasoned sense of wonder. The partnership between myself and the subject is a trusted intimate connection and the hope is for the audience to feel involved. This journey into the creative stimulates my energy as much as the passionate final presentation of the subject’s story.

Learn more about Christy’s work here


BARBARA STRIGEL – member since 2020

What are you working on?

I have begun a series I am tentatively calling “If we were to talk about architecture.” My practice, a hybrid of analogue and digital collage, is an exploration of separation, connection and visual grace in urban space. While creating this series of architectural re-positionings, I am reading the autobiographical writings of Aldo Rossi and finding parallels between his ideas about architecture and my experience with the process of collage.

Learn more about Barbara’s work at: www.barbarastrigel.com


Thanks again to Christy and Barbara for their submission to our Member Showcase. If you’re a member of PCNW and would like to share your photographs, we’d love to hear from you. Complete our online form by the 15th of every month and a jury will review your work for consideration. Not a PCNW Member yet? You can join online today!

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