Karen Marshall


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Karen Marshall’s photographic narratives focus on the psychological lives of her subjects within the social landscape.

Her long-term projects often extend over several years and focus on identity, gender, and the familial. Interested in establishing new frameworks for the documentary genre within the context of collaborative media Marshall has created installations that draw upon traditional photographs, book design, video, and audio.

Marshall holds a BA in Photography from Hampshire College and a Masters of Fine Art in New Media from the Transartinstitute/Danube University.  She is the recipient of artist fellowships and sponsorships through the New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as grants and support from private foundations. In 2011 she was nominated for the Prix Pictet. Her work is included in the Feminist Artbase at the Brooklyn Museum and is part of several collections.  In 2013 Marshall curated ‘Stories In The Social Landscape’, an exhibition in the Rita K. Hillman Gallery of Education at The Interenational Center of Photography of work by 84 faculty of the ICP.

Well versed at advising students from across the globe, she has been on the faculty at The International Center of Photography for the past 20 years. An Associate Professor (Adjunct) at New York University, a mentor for MFA candidates at Maine Media College, and an international workshop leader at numerous festivals throughout the US, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, Marshall is a commited mentor and skilled visual story teller.

Art & Research Interests
photographic narratives, focus on the psychological lives of my subjects within the social landscape, visual story telling, intimacy and the familial in the documentary genre, women’s friendships, family history

Keywords: photography, documentary, visual narratives, new media, visual story telling


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