Livingston was just ten when, in 1971, she first aimed a camera toward the Thoroughbred world. Two years later, she photographed greatness as Secretariat whisked past in a Saratoga workout. By the next year, when she watched Ruffian dominate the 1974 Spinaway, she had decided upon her goal: to record racing history. Livingston studied the work of the great equine photographers of yesteryear: Skeets Meadors, Bert Clark Thayer, Allen Brewer, C.C. Cook. She graduated from Syracuse University (1984) with a degree in Experimental Photography. Soon after graduation, Livingston's first Blood-Horse cover appeared. Livingston is the author of five books published by Eclipse Press in Lexington, Kentucky. FOUR SEASONS OF RACING (1998), OLD FRIENDS, VISITS WITH MY FAVORITE THOROUGHBREDS, (2002), BARBARA LIVINGSTON'S SARATOGA, (2005), MORE OLD FRIENDS (2007), and HORSES: IN LIVING COLOR (2009). The world-renowned Daily Racing Form writer, Joe Hirsch, said of Livingston, "Racing is a colorful enterprise that lends itself to photography. But few have the sensitivity and skill to capture mood and feeling with camera the way the great artists do in oil and bronze. Livingston does."