Kim Kauffman is a resident of Lansing, MI. She has been a practicing photographer for over 35 years. After college graduation (BA Social Science 1974) she worked in a community college photography program as lab manager and instructor. Later she worked as a photographer’s assistant and opened her own studio in 1986.
Recording her immediate surroundings, developing an abstract vision and exploring alternative processes are strong threads throughout Kim’s photography. Although much of her career has been based in film and wet darkroom work Kim has embraced the opportunities and challenges that digital technology offers. Since 1998 she has worked with a digitally-based cameraless photo-collage technique.
Kauffman gives talks to classes, artist groups and gallery patrons about her work and techniques. She enjoys working one-to-one with photography students, advising them on portfolio development and and sharing her experience in all aspects of photography, including business skills, that are not readily available in photography curricula.
Kauffman has won numerous national awards and presented many group and solo exhibitions. Her work is included in private, public and museum collections.