Margo Taussig Pinkerton, a.k.a. The Barefoot Contessa, got her first camera at age eight and has been photographing and traveling with a passion ever since. She started out as a location and stock photographer for travel, outdoor, advertising, and corporate clients in the early 80s, has given numerous photo workshops and lectures, and has led many photo adventures.
Her work has appeared in a plethora of calendars, coffee-table books, and magazines worldwide, including GEO and National Geographic Traveler. Margo’s photographs have won numerous awards over the years, are in private collections here and abroad, and are included in the digital archives of museums and universities, including Yale, Women’s Museum, Smithsonian, International Center of Photography, University of Arizona, GETTY, and Harvard. In addition, her images have been exhibited in over 60 solo and juried group shows
Growing up in a many-generations, artistic family that exposed her to the great museums and painters of the world has given Margo a unique insight into composition and the quality of light. The energy and passion for photography that she brings to the workshops are infectious.