Biography

Kathryn Kolb is a photographer working in the Atlanta area since 1985. Born in Indiana, she grew up in the rural surroundings of Charlottesville, Virginia. She received her BA in History from Emory University in Atlanta, concentrating on ancient Europe and the Near East. Her photographs have been widely published and have appeared in Smithsonian, Veranda, Rolling Stone, Nature Conservancy, Orion magazine and others. Special photographic projects Kolb accomplished include: a series of environmental portraits of regional artists for the Atlanta Journal and Constitution; portraits of formerly homeless men and women who regained successful lives through Atlanta’s Samaritan House, and self-published calendars of Atlanta and Athens musicians, including artists REM and Indigo Girls. In 1996, Kolb photographed a medical mission to rural communities in the Dominican Republic. In 1999, through Soho-Myriad Gallery (Atlanta), Kolb was commissioned to create non-traditional landmark portraits of the University of Virginia campus for a permanent installation at the University’s Boar’s Head Inn in Charlottesville. Images from Kolb’s Tree Series were recently installed in the public spaces of the Children’s Clinic at Emory University, and Kolb was one of five photographers selected to display work on Atlanta’s MARTA buses for the public art project “Art in Motion,” sponsored by the City of Atlanta in 2008. Kolb’s work “Tulip Poplar Leaves” was chosen to be part of Atlanta Celebrate’s Photography’s 11th Annual Public Art Project, Gifted which was organized and curated by Beth Lilly. Her fine art photographs can be found in numerous private and institutional collections including those of the Georgia Museum in Athens, GA, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, King & Spalding, Georgia Conservancy, Emory’s Goizueta Business School, Georgia Tech, and the City of Atlanta.

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