Kayla Story is an MFA candidate in the Art Department (expected graduation spring 2020) working in photography, installation, and objects. She currently teaches Intro to Digital Technologies in the Foundations Program of the Art Department and received a BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2011 where she was a presidential scholar and purchase award recipient. Recently she has also been awarded three scholarships to summer workshops on the photographic portrait and storytelling at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado for 2015, 2017, and 2018. Her current stream of research and resulting art work on the topic of fatherlessness has been supported by the Madison Arts Commission Grant as well as by the Overture Center for the Arts. Kayla is also working with the small photography publishing house called Ain’t-Bad, as an editor, creating content, conducting interviews, and finding talent.