©Kristin Emack


Kristen Emack is a photographer and public school educator who lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is primarily a self-taught photographer.

Kristen is a Mass Cultural Council Photography Fellow. She is a CRITICAL MASS Top 50 Winner, a Michael Reichmann Project Grant recipient, a PDN Emerging 30 nominee and had images on The Fence this Spring for the second time. Her interview in Vogue Italia was published last February, and soon after she became the 2nd place series winner in Lensculture Portraits.This June Kristen won 1st place in Social Documentary Network’s ZEKE Award which was shown at Photoville in NYC and is currently at Bridge Gallery in Cambridge, Ma. Although a 2020 recipient of a McDowell Residency, it has been postponed until 2021 due to the pandemic.


Kristen’s work includes two ongoing projects that look at childhood, family and visibility, and a finished series that looks at loss.