Barak Naggan, an award winning, professional stills and video photographer and multimedia editor, has lived nearly all of his life in Israel. On his first visit to the American southwest, he became deeply inspired by the area's natural beauty, and in 2001 he headed west and made his home in New Mexico.

Barak's love for photography began in his late teens as he discovered Israel's wildly diverse scenery from the cockpit of his military helicopter. This love naturally combined with his desire to travel upon completing his tour of duty, and Barak has spent much of the past eighteen years wandering the world - from rafting in Ethiopia and hiking in Nepal, to kayaking in New Zealand and cross-country skiing to the North Pole - he has explored and photographed in over 40 countries on all but the Antarctic continent. He has documented adventure trips for Israeli national television, has shot and edited documentaries for the European National Geographic Chanel and was the primary videographer for an Israeli aerial photography company.

Since settling down in New Mexico Barak has been busy shooting and editing video documentaries and instructional multimedia, teaching photography, videography and editing classes at UNM Continuing Education and crewing short and feature length films as a cinematographer. His love for nature and adventure photography continues as he travels and flies in the region. Barak owns and operates a multimedia production company - High Desert Media.