Kay Erickson

"Photography is a reflection of an object or person, that is available for projection by the viewer."

Painted Taxis - Photograph 20 x 24 in.

"I have been a photographer since I received my first camera at age 7. After receiving a BFA in photography from the University of Minnesota, Summa cum Laude, I went on to earn an MS degree from the Minnesota State University, Mankato.

I started photographing images using black and white film, and printing on photographic paper, followed by hand-tinting using photo oils. As I combined my love of travel with my passion for photography, I transitioned into digital photography, making images of diverse cultures and environments around the world.

Currently, I’m working on a project with a Native American tribe in Minnesota, the Ojibwe, to capture portraits of the elders, and record their spoken word stories for future generations. I received a Mayoral Proclamation for a project I worked on with the Santa Monica/Malibu School System, teaching Standards through photography. I also worked with the Boys and Girls Club in Long Beach, teaching photography through a grant from the Los Angeles Center For Photography. My work has been exhibited globally, including Los Angeles, New York, Minneapolis, Colorado, Washington, Amsterdam, Turkey, Paris, Berlin, and Spain."

Calcutta Rescue School Student - Photograph 20 x 24 in.
Public Market - Photograph 20 x 24 in.
Motorcycle Madonna - Photograph 20 x 24 in.
Making Fuel - Photograph 20 x 24 in.

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


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