Deborah Dudley was born in St. Louis, MO, the fourth of five children of community and social activists. After receiving her BFA in photography and BA in Art History from Washington University in St. Louis, Dudley worked in diverse disciplines and locations including Cairo, Limassol, Berlin, Chicago, San Francisco, and New York City before moving to Potsdam, NY where she lives with her spouse and two children. Dudley’s work involves creative collaborations designed to engage others in a conversation about the complex power, manipulation and magic of photography. Using traditional portraiture mixed with found and manipulated objects and imagery, Dudley seeks to initiate dialogues on social, political, and personal areas of interest.
Art and Research Interests
photography as social currency in adolescents’ lives