Barbara H Almy

Artist-in-Residence, Beach Street Studios

While my early career was in Information Technology, photography has always offered me both grounding and creative release. When I left IT to devote time to family, photography became a mainstay. I loved documenting my children as they grew and developed their personalities. Soon I was capturing their friends as well, then friends of friends and so on.

People have always compelled me as subjects. I love capturing the moments in our lives we never want to forget. Nature also makes me pause.  I keep a camera close by when traveling, but favorite subjects are often close to my Massachusetts home. I feel very fortunate to live is such a special part of the world and find myself wanting to share it with others in the form of images. In life it is important to keep a sense of humor. I try to apply that theory to my photography as well.

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Bank of America, Boston
McCall & Almy, Boston
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce (Web site)
Manchester Historical Society
First Parish Church Congregational, Manchester
Essex County Community Foundation
Town of Manchester Massachusetts (Web site)
Trustees of Reservations, Appleton Farms
Yank’s Restaurant, Beverly Farms
Circolo Restaurant, Manchester
Essen Gourmet Foods, Manchester
Wenham Tea House
Cygnet Restaurant, Beverly Farms
Sovereign Bank, Manchester
Manchester Community Center (Web site)


Manchester 350th book
Manchester Historical Society book – Then and Now
North Shore Magazine
Boston Parent’s Paper
Photography Magazine


Manchester Historical Society
Boston Parent’s Paper
Manchester Arts
Concord Art Association
Photography Magazine


Land and Seascape
Portrait (children, families, individuals and pets)
Photo decoupage
(Events and Weddings when I must)