Emma Powell grew up the daughter of a photographer and a photo historian. She learned to use the camera most officially on a trip to India when she was fifteen. It wasn’t until she was introduced to historic processes that she began to find my own voice. She considers the early work she did with her father an extension of his work and a valuable learning experience. In college, she was introduced to alternative processes and really enjoyed the style and hands-on approach.
Emma Powell is an assistant professor of art at Colorado College. Powell graduated from the College of Wooster, and received her MFA in photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. Her work often examines photography’s history while incorporating historic processes and other devices within the imagery.