Barbara Anello-Adnani

Photo of Barbara Anello-Adnani

Lecturer Intensive English, Visiting Instructor Intensive English Program (718) 636-3450 p Brooklyn Campus, DeKalb Hall 3


Reed College, Portland, Oregon, BA Humanities, Fine Art: Painting, 1977.
Montclair State University, MA, Art History, Documentary Photography, 2006. Thesis: Dorothy West Pelzer: Photography and Architecture in Southeast Asia, 1961-71.


Visual artist, documentary photographer and educator, Anello-Adnani has lived and worked in Southeast Asia and MENA for the better part of the past three decades. She has taught university courses in the Humanities, Art History, Photography, Drawing, English, and Academic Writing in Thailand, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia and New York. As Fulbright Senior Research Scholar in Art History: Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia (2008), she documented vernacular architecture. With the United States Peace Corps and the Moroccan Ministère de l'Artisanat, Delegation de Meknes, she worked with women weavers of the Middle Atlas Mountains in the Small Business Development Program, Ain Leuh, Morocco (2006-2008). She is a contributor to Habitat: Vernacular Architecture For A Changing Planet, Thames & Hudson and Abrams, 2017. Her documentary photographs are in public collections, including Archnet, MIT's on-line resource on Muslim architecture (; ARTstor, visual archive for art and art history; the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dance Division; the Library of Congress, Jakarta; the Singapore National Archives and others. With Tersik Ginting, she co-nominated Lingga Village, North Central Sumatra to the World Monuments Fund Watchlist, resulting in the restoration of four traditional structures (2012-14). Her paintings of Balinese performing arts, done while living in Indonesia (1992-2002) illustrate Dibia and Ballinger's Balinese Dance, Drama and Music, Singapore, Berkeley & Vermont: Periplus/Tuttle Publishing, 2005.