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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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Kris Sanford

Kris
Sanford

SPE Member since 2010
Member Chapter: Midwest

Kris Sanford

SPE member since 2010
Between the Lines (no. 2)
archival digital print

Kris Sanford

SPE member since 2010
Boots
archival inkjet print

Kris Sanford

SPE member since 2010
Nathan 1999/2016

Kris Sanford

SPE member since 2010
Between the Lines (no. 3)
archival digital print

Kris Sanford

SPE member since 2010
Flowered Dresses
archival inkjet print

Kris Sanford

SPE member since 2010
Susan 1999/2016

Kris Sanford

SPE member since 2010
Between the Lines (no. 4)
archival digital print

Kris Sanford

SPE member since 2010
Lei
archival inkjet print

Kris Sanford

SPE member since 2010
Armando 2000/2016

Kris Sanford

SPE member since 2010
Between the Lines (no. 5)
archival digital print

about

Kris Sanford grew up in southeast Michigan. She received a BFA in photography from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and an MFA in photography from Arizona State University.

Kris has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including group exhibitions in Amsterdam, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, London, Miami, and New York. Recent awards include the Fellowship 17 International Award from Silver Eye Center for Photography and the Visual Studies Workshop Residency Award through Critical Mass 2016. She was included in the GETXOPHOTO 2016 photography festival in Getxo, Spain and had a solo exhibition at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon in August 2017. Her photographs have been featured in Fraction Magazine, Light Leaked, and Slate. She is represented by Catherine Couturier Gallery in Houston, Texas and Tilt Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Kris has taught photography classes at several institutions, including Washtenaw Community College, Arizona State University, and Glendale Community College. She is currently an assistant professor at Central Michigan University.

Her art explores intimate relationships, specifically queer desire, through the use of appropriated images and text.

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