Kristen Joy Emack

Kristen Joy Emack

Fellow: Awarded 2022
Field of Study: Photography

Competition: US & Canada

Kristen is a MacDowell Fellow, a Mass Cultural Council Fellow, and a Saint Botolph Fellow. She is a CRITICAL MASS Top 50 Winner, a Michael Reichmann Project Grant recipient, and a PDN Emerging 30 nominee. Her interview in Vogue Italia was published in 2020, and she is a series winner in Lensculture. Kristen won first place in Social Documentary Network’s ZEKE Award, and was shown at Photoville. She has work in several domestic and international magazines including, The Sun, OATH, The Curious Society, Whalebone, Clan, and interviews in Lenscratch and Click Rivista. She has been a guest on several Podcasts in America and in Europe, and has been a guest speaker at universities including Hofstra and Harvard. Her work was recently exhibited in Miami in a show curated by Pietro Daprano, and In The Ones To Watch Exhibition in Atlanta, curated by Mary Stanley, and at the Helsinki Photofest in Finland. Additionally, images are up at the Maryland Academy of Arts Spring 2022, and headed to Uppsala Fotofest in Sweden this September. Kristen has two ongoing bodies of work that deal with girlhood, kinship and visibility, and a finished series that examines loss. Kristen is represented by Gallery Kayafas.

Photo Credit: self

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