Photo of Eleanor Briccetti
Photo by Meredith Stout

Eleanor Briccetti’s passion for nature photography stems from a love of wildlife, the outdoors, and birdwatching. Some of her favorite haunts include:

  • San Francisco Bay shoreline
  • Palo Alto Baylands Preserve
  • Sacramento and Klamath National Wildlife Refuges
  • The Grand Tetons
  • The Palouse area of Southeast Washington
  • Yellowstone National Park

The San Francisco Bay Area became home in 1994, following a move from Indianapolis, where Eleanor enjoyed a busy career as a professional violinist. She was a member of the orchestras of Kansas City, Indianapolis, and St. Louis, was an active chamber music performer, ran a program for young violinists and cellists, and taught violin privately. Her interest in photography began as a young girl, undoubtedly influenced by her father, an avid amateur photographer.

Eleanor’s works have been displayed at:

  • The Holiday Park Nature Center in Indianapolis
  • The University of Indianapolis
  • Portland State University
  • Sea Ranch Lodge and Gualala Arts Center on the Northern California coast
  • Several Bay Area locations:
    • Bocanova Restaurant
    • Albany Arts Gallery
    • Berkeley Store Gallery
    • Los Medanos College
    • Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
    • Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center

She is a member of Bay Area Bird Photographers and North American Nature Photographers Association. Publications include:

  • National Audubon Magazine
  • Birder’s World
  • Wildlife Refuge Magazine
  • American Bird Conservancy Magazine
  • Wildbird
  • Grit Magazine
  • Eldr Magazine
  • Outdoor California Magazine
  • Bay Nature
  • Sierra Club
  • Yodeler Magazine
  • Family News
  • Children’s Community Center 1999 and 2000 Yearbooks
  • University of Indianapolis Alumni Magazine

In 2001 she was a Merit Award Winner in National Wildlife’s 31st annual photography competition, received an Honorable Mention in the 2003 Birder’s World photo contest, and won 2nd place in the international category of Wildbird’s 2005 photo contest. Eleanor was a winner in the North American Nature Photographers Association Member Showcase competition, and her image will be published in the Association’s 2010 Expressions magazine. She also won a photography award in National Audubon Society’s first-ever photo competition.