Karen Hymer is a visual artist from Tucson AZ. She relocated to N. M. in 2018 to open Light Art Space in Silver City. Karen’s experience and technical interests are wide-ranging. Although “trained” as a photographer and educator, her approach to image-making explores the blending of photosensitive materials, digital media, and printmaking. She is fascinated with how the passage of time affects the human body and other elements in nature. Her work is featured in Clay Harmon’s book Polymer Photogravure: A Step-by-Step Manual, and is in several public collections, including the Center for Creative Photography and the Polaroid International Collection. Recently she received winning awards from the 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, 2018, was the recipient of a Rfotofolio Choice Award and received the Grand Prize from International Juried Photographic Solarplate Exhibit at Alex Ferrone Gallery, NY, both in 2016. Dark Spring Press published her first book, Age & Seduction in 2018.