Sant Khalsa is an artist, educator and activist whose artworks are widely exhibited, published and collected by museums including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Nevada Museum of Art, UCR/California Museum of Photography, and more. Her artworks and projects develop from her mindful inquiry into the nature of place and complex environmental and societal issues. Khalsa is recipient of fellowships, awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, California Council for the Humanities, Arts Foundation of San Bernardino County, National Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, and others. In March 2012 she was honored as the first recipient of the SPE Insight Award for her significant contributions to the field of photography as an artist, educator, and mentor. Her artworks are published in numerous books and exhibition catalogues including the monograph Sant Khalsa: Prana: Life with Trees (Griffith Moon/MOAH, 2019), In the Sunshine of Neglect (Inlandia Institute, 2018), Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment (Skira/Rizzoli, 2011), Art in Action: Nature, Creativity and Our Collective Future (Earth Aware Editions, 2007), Seismic Shift: Lewis Baltz, Joe Deal and California Landscape Photography, 1944 - 1984 (UCR California Museum of Photography, 2011), Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography, 1945-1982 (Palm Springs Art Museum, 2012), The Altered Landscape (University of Nevada Press, 1999), and Fotofest H2O 04: Celebrating Water (Fotofest, 2004). She is Professor of Art, Emerita at California State University, San Bernardino where she taught photography for three decades, served as Art Department Chair (2003-2012) and was one of the founding faculty of the Water Resources Center. Khalsa resides in Joshua Tree, California where she is the founding director of the Joshua Tree Center for Photographic Arts (joshuatreephotoarts.org).