BA, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, 2000
Environmentalist Kelly Poe breathes new life (and political significance) into the potentially stale genre of landscape photography. As part of her latest body of work, For the Wild, Poe corresponded with incarcerated environmental activists, asking them to describe the locations that keep them sound despite a life in prison. She then traveled to each location to capture a reality each activist could only enjoy through memory.
Poe has exhibited her photographs around the world, in New York, Ghent, Athens, Guadalajara, and Los Angeles. Writing on Poe's work has appeared in the New York Times, the L.A. Times, and Contemporary.