Brian.

WRITER | photographer

Greetings, and thank you for visiting my new website! It is being adapted to capture my transition into retirement: retaining my past professional writing and adding new writing efforts and my developing activities, such as photography.

I spent 30 years as a professor of social sciences. As a whole, my work addressed how context impacts individual and social development – particularly how contexts from parenting to political systems interfere with healthy, identity development. Specifically, I helped reconstruct the construct of parental psychological control and document its inhibiting effect on children’s sense of self and identity development in 15 cultures. Some of the grounding publications documenting this are in Child Development and the Monograph of the Society of Child Development.

Mid-career, I transitioned to studying how political structures attempt to impede identity development by studying Palestinians under Israeli occupation in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and, most intensively, in the Gaza Strip. Our research findings can be found in The Lancet, Social Science & Medicine, Global Public Health, PLOS ONE, etc., and in my published volume Adolescents and War: How Youth Deal with Political Conflict.

My current writing is a non-academic, narrative nonfiction following the lives of three Gazan families over the past 30 years. The working title is No Way but Forward.

As for photography, I am captivated by all forms of natural beauty—from simple street photography to architecture, landscapes, seascapes, etc. During a 2018 expedition to the Arctic with National Geographic, I developed an interest in photographing wildlife, particularly birds.

The website will be developed further. Watch This Space.

Thanks,
Brian K. Barber

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Western Bluebird

Western Bluebird

Western Bluebird

Western Bluebird

Northern Mocking Bird

Northern Mocking Bird

Cottontail Kitten

Cottontail Kitten

Cottontail Kitten

Cottontail Kitten

Cottontail Kitten

Cottontail Kitten

Coopers Hawk

Coopers Hawk

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Black Phoebe

Black Phoebe

Black Phoebe

Black Phoebe

Black Phoebe

Black Phoebe

American Crow

American Crow

American Crow

American Crow

Mallard Duck (male)

Mallard Duck (male)

Coopers Hawk

Coopers Hawk

Coopers Hawk

Coopers Hawk

Western Bluebird

Western Bluebird

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Charlie Ivins Barber

Charlie Ivins Barber

St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Washington DC

St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Washington DC

2021 Inauguration, Washington DC

2021 Inauguration, Washington DC

2021 Inauguration, Washington DC

2021 Inauguration, Washington DC

Gaza Strip, 2013

Gaza Strip, 2013

Solana Beach, CA

Solana Beach, CA

Shore Stones, Solana Beach, CA

Shore Stones, Solana Beach, CA

2021 Inauguration, Washington DC

2021 Inauguration, Washington DC

Transfer Pump, Solana Beach, CA

Transfer Pump, Solana Beach, CA

Washington DC

Washington DC

George Floyd Memorial, Washington DC

George Floyd Memorial, Washington DC

Polar Bear, Svalbard

Polar Bear, Svalbard

2021 Inauguration, Washington DC

2021 Inauguration, Washington DC

St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Washington DC

St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Washington DC

Brown Pelican, Solana Beach, CA

Brown Pelican, Solana Beach, CA

2021 Inauguration, Washington DC

2021 Inauguration, Washington DC

Solana Beach, CA

Solana Beach, CA

Solana Beach, CA

Solana Beach, CA

Svalbard, Arctic

Svalbard, Arctic

Solana Beach, CA

Solana Beach, CA

Solana Beach, CA

Solana Beach, CA

Solana Beach, CA

Solana Beach, CA

Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

Svalbard, 2018

Svalbard, 2018

Bald Eagle, Virginia

Bald Eagle, Virginia

Library of Congress, Washington DC

Library of Congress, Washington DC

Grandnephew, David Higginbotham

Grandnephew, David Higginbotham

Grandnephew Abe Higginbotham

Grandnephew Abe Higginbotham

Svalbard, the Arctic

Svalbard, the Arctic

Arctic Expedition Friends

Arctic Expedition Friends

Mourning Dove, Washington DC

Mourning Dove, Washington DC

Svalbard, 2018

Svalbard, 2018

Sister, Gail Barber Higginbotham

Sister, Gail Barber Higginbotham

Library of Congress, Washington DC

Library of Congress, Washington DC

Kittiwakes, Svalbard

Kittiwakes, Svalbard

Polar Bear, Svalbard

Polar Bear, Svalbard

Cathy Baker, Khaled Alostath

Cathy Baker, Khaled Alostath

Derek, Beth, Piper, Gus Higginbotham

Derek, Beth, Piper, Gus Higginbotham

Mormon Tabernacle Organ, Salt Lake City

Mormon Tabernacle Organ, Salt Lake City

Library of Congress, Washington DC

Library of Congress, Washington DC

David Tritelli, Yorgos Schwartzman, Brian

David Tritelli, Yorgos Schwartzman, Brian

Brian, Milan, Italy

Brian, Milan, Italy

Walruses, Svalbard

Walruses, Svalbard

Royal Terns, Solana Beach, CA

Royal Terns, Solana Beach, CA

Library of Congress, Washington DC

Library of Congress, Washington DC

Library of Congress, Washington DC

Library of Congress, Washington DC

Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria, Egypt

Nephew, Derek Higginbotham

Nephew, Derek Higginbotham

Male Cardinal, Washington DC

Male Cardinal, Washington DC

Male Cardinal, Washington DC

Male Cardinal, Washington DC

Svalbard, 2018

Svalbard, 2018

Svalbard, the Arctic

Svalbard, the Arctic

2021 Inauguration, Washington DC

2021 Inauguration, Washington DC

Turkey Vulture, Maryland

Turkey Vulture, Maryland