Elizabeth Barret

Elizabeth Barret’s work is shaped by the history, culture, and social issues of Appalachia. Her films/videos are produced with the artist-centered organization Appalshop. Barret is recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Creative Arts, Rockefeller Foundation Film/Video/ Multimedia Fellowship, and Kentucky Arts Council’s Al Smith Fellowship in Media Arts. Stranger with a Camera (2000), is her self-reflexive documentary exploration and meditation on issues of media representation which  premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was broadcast nationally on PBS series P.O.V.  Barret serves as Appalshop Archive Director and, among other projects, is currently Producer/Director of Portraits & Dreams, a documentary in collaboration with photographer Wendy Ewald.