A native of New Orleans, Barbara McCullough spent most of her life in the Los Angeles area. Before documentaries, experimental film and video were her first love, She strove to “tap the spirit and richness of her community by exposing its magic, touching its textures and trampling old stereotypes while revealing the untold stories reflective of African American life.”
Her film and video projects include: “Water Ritual #1: An Urban Rite of Purification”,
“Shopping Bag Spirits and Freeway Fetishes: Reflection on Ritual Space”, “Fragments”,
and “The World Saxophone Quartet”. Her recently completed film project, “HORACE TAPSCOTT: MUSICAL GRIOT” is a documentary on musical genius, community activist and mentor to a generation of accomplished jazz musicians, Horace Tapscott. Her works are
screened in museums and galleries nationally and internationally.
These works have been exhibited in universities, galleries, museums, festivals and programs within the United States and abroad including Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), Hammer Museum, Tate Modern, Whitney Museum, Coursitane Festival, Brooklyn Museum, BAM, American Film Institute, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland, British Film Institute, Houston Cinema Arts Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, ATLarge Music Film Festival, Pan African Film Festival, African Diaspora Film Festival, Black and upcoming Essay Film Festival, London, England.
A twenty-five plus veteran of the visual effects industry, McCullough before recently returning to the Los Angeles area was professor and chair of the Visual Effects Department at Savannah College of Art and Design – SCAD.