Christa Kreeger Bowden was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her MFA in photography from the University of Georgia and a BA in photography and film communication from Tulane University. She is an Associate Professor of Art at Washington & Lee University, where she started the program in photography in 2006. Her work explores the use of a flatbed scanner as a camera, as well as alternative processes and the combination of encaustics and photography. She was the recipient of a 2009-2010 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship, and was a 2005 nominee for the Santa Fe Prize for Photography. She lives in Lexington, Virginia with her husband Nathan and their sons Zachary and Asher.