Greg Banks is a photo-based artist and instructor currently teaching at Appalachian State University. He received his MFA in photography at East Carolina in May 2017. He received a B.A. in photography and a B.A. in fine art from Virginia Intermont College in 1998. In 2017, he was one of only seven artists chosen for the Light Factory's Annuale 9. Greg's work was among the top 5 most popular, on the online magazine "Don't Take Pictures." Greg combines everything from IPhone images to historic 19th century processes, gelatin silver printing, painting and digital printing. His current creative practice investigates family, folklore, memories, Appalachia, history and religion.