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Kathryn Blackwell

Booth Number: 249

Birmingham, AL

Artist Statement
Watching tears fall from an awkward teenager’s face when she looks upon her portrait for the first time drive my passion to show the world in a beautiful light. The digital camera opened a new world for me, but I didn’t want my pictures to look like snapshots. I wanted to capture a moment or create an illusion. Formal photography classes began my journey. I received my Certificate of Photography from Samford University, Academy of the Arts in 2015.

With my camera, I have the opportunity to see what I didn’t solely with my eyes. I learned to appreciate the majesty of people, animals and the environment while growing up on a farm. I have lived in Birmingham since 1985, yet I’ve found a way to stay connected to nature through the camera lens.