About me


Barbara Kinney is an award-winning photojournalist whose work has appeared on the covers of TIME, Newsweek and People magazines. Barbara was Sec. Hillary Clinton’s campaign photographer during the 2016 elections, traveling across the country for 20 months with the first woman to receive the presidential nomination from a major political party. She was a White House Photographer during the Clinton Administration. Her photograph of President Clinton and the leaders of the Middle East straightening their ties before an event won her a prestigious First Place for “People in the News” in the World Press Photo competition. The photo is currently on display in the exhibit ““Pictures of the Year: 75 Years of the World’s Best Photography” at the Newseum in Washington DC through January 2019. 

Her connection with the Clintons has remained strong over the years, as a freelancer photographer for the Clinton Foundation, campaign photographer for then Senator Hillary Clinton in the 2008 presidential primaries and photographer at Chelsea Clinton’s wedding in 2010. She has traveled internationally photographing projects for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Nike Foundation, CARE and the Eastern Congo Initiative. Kinney was photo editor and lead photographer for the 2014 “Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink.” She was selected as one of 20 photographers to be featured in the American Society of Media Professionals (ASMP) Best of 2011 Portfolios for her project on Alzheimer’s, also for the Shriver Report.  

During her career, she has worked as a staff photo editor at USA Today, Reuters News Pictures and the Seattle Times and on contract as a photo editor at the Gates Foundation and MSNBC.com. She is a graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism at University of Kansas.  

Barbara is currently based in Northern California. She joined the Emerson Collective n January 2017 as Senior Photo Editor and Photographer. 

Her book "StillWithHer: Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Moments that Sparked a Movement" is a coffee table photography book on the 2016 Hillary campaign with foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton and contributing essayists Cecile Richards, Chad Hunter Griffin, Jamie LeeCurtis and others.