Kristen Emack is a photographer and public school educator who lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is primarily a self-taught photographer.
Kristen is a Mass Cultural Council Photography Fellow. She is a CRITICAL MASS Top 50 Winner, a Michael Reichmann Project Grant recipient, a PDN Emerging 30 nominee and had images on The Fence this Spring for the second time. Her interview in Vogue Italia was published in February, and soon after she became the 2nd place series winner in Lensculture Portraits. Kristen won 1st place in Social Documentary Network’s ZEKE Award which was shown at Photoville in NYC and at at Bridge Gallery in Cambridge, Ma. A 2020 recipient of a McDowell Residency, it was postponed until this year. Her work will also be at the Helsinki Photofestival this summer.
Kristen's work includes two ongoing projects that look at childhood, family and visibility, and a finished series that looks at loss.