Barbara Rachko

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Barbara Rachko was born in Paterson, New Jersey and grew up in a New York City suburb.

She graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.A. in psychology.

After college, Barbara earned a commercial pilot’s license and Boeing 727 flight engineer’s certificate before spending seven years on active duty as a Naval officer.

In 1986 while working at the Pentagon, she began to study figure drawing and medical anatomy and began many long years of developing her craft. Barbara subsequently resigned from active duty (she remained in the Navy Reserve and retired as a Commander) to devote herself to making art.

On 9/11 Barbara’s life was changed forever when her husband, Dr. Bryan C. Jack, was killed on the plane that hit the Pentagon.

In 2002 she
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*an ongoing series of quotations – mostly from artists, to a rtists – that offers wisdom, inspiration, and advice for the sometimes lonely road we are on.


As we grow into our true artistic selves, we start to realize that the tools don’t matter, the story does.  Your point of view and the way that you express yourself as a photographer are how you tell the stor

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