Photographer Tiff J. Sutton was born in 1981 in Rochester, NY, and was raised in suburban St.Louis, MO. She began documenting family and friends after receiving a Kodak camera as a Christmas gift in the early 1990s. While primarily a self-taught photographer, she also attended classes at Washington University in St. Louis and St. Louis Community College. As a woman creating photographs of other women, her work asks her subjects to turn their female gaze on themselves, thus challenging their prior self-conceptions previously created by the male gaze. Sutton works with film, digital, and instant cameras.