About Karen Joslin
My Raison D’Être
I love making things pretty.
What do I mean by that? I love crafting a terrific turn of phrase. Photographing and enhancing an image the way I feel it. Designing things with harmony, ease, and functionality. Really, anything I can dream up or put my hands on is something I want to make pretty.
Prettiness gets a bad rap. It’s accused of having style over substance. But the fact is, substance needs style to get its message across. And style needs substance to have a purpose. Substantially, my work seeks to:
- Help others
- Catalyze change
- Provoke thought
Studied photography at Santa Monica College (Santa Monica, CA)
Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre, Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
Weirdest Thing I’ve Done For Money
Dressed up in a bear costume to teach kids how to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
These Are a Few of My Favorite Things
- Eddie Izzard
Major Goal in Life
Spend as little time in hospitals as humanly possible.
Photography Exhibits, Awards, & Publications
January 14 - February 1, 2013
"Valdosta National 2013," juried group exhibit
VSU's Fine Arts Gallery (Valdosta, GA)
November 16, 2012 - January 26, 2013
“Out of Pocket: Small Art Exhibition,” group exhibit
Gadsden Arts Center (Quincy, FL)
November 1 - November 12, 2012
Fine Arts & Crafts Show, North Florida Fair (Tallahassee, FL)
September 2010 - April 2012
“Grave Concerns” solo exhibit, Divine Union (Tallahassee, FL)
Worldwide PhotoWalk winning photographer for Tallahassee
June 6, 2009
Honorable Mention for “Grave Concerns” slideshow
Digital Graffiti (Alys Beach, FL)
“Hands Off!” international juried digital photography exhibit The 621 Gallery (Tallahassee, FL)
February - March 2006
Featured in an untitled group exhibit at Garcia Galleries (Tallahassee, FL)
Merit Award from Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County for my photograph Time Marches On
First published at age 19 in YM, a national magazine with a circulation of approximately 800,000 (December 1986).
Wrote numerous articles and other web content as a staff writer for an internet company specializing in travel websites.
Editor of The Contact Sheet, the newsletter for the Tallahassee Professional Photographers Guild, in 2006.
11 years of experience writing scripts for film, video, and live performance. I even wrote and performed stand-up comedy, which is the most terrifying thing I've ever done.