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Ken Abbott

My family and I live in Asheville, North Carolina. I grew up in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. I was the guy with the camera in high school, making pictures for the paper and yearbooks. Then in college I studied art photography, back when the active question about photography was, “Is it Art?”

Through the years I’ve used film cameras from 35mm through medium format and 8x10, from darkroom printing b&w and color, through scanning and digital printing, all the way from Photoshop 1.0 through the Creative Cloud.

I have a Masters degree in Fine Art, from Yale University School of Art (1987), was chief photographer for University of Colorado at Boulder for many years, and now have a book of photographs out, titled, “Useful Work: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm”, about a historic farm and remarkable family in Western North Carolina.