Kristen Joy Emack


2020 Social Documentary Network 1st place ZEKE Award

2020 LENSCULTURE 2nd place Portrait Award

2020 Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition, Texas Woman's University, juror, Lisa Sutcliffe

 2019 Critical Mass Top 50 winner, Photolucidia

2020 Danforth Museum of Art, Family Circle, curated by Jessica Roscio

Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR, Framed Portrait Exhibition

2019 PDN Emerging 30 nominee, Photo District News

2019 Humble Arts Foundation, Love, Actually, online exhibition curated by Jon Feinstein

2019 Cambridge Art Association Open Photo Exhibit, curated by Karen Haas

2019 Cambridge Art Association, Emerging Artists Exhibition, curated by Chanel Thervil

2019 New England Regional Photographer’s Showcase, The Fence.

2019 Griffin Museum of Photography, Juried Members Show, curated by Julie Grahame

2019 The Immigrant Story, shown at Pro Photo Lab and also community wall/drawers at Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR

2019, HumbleArts, Loss, curated by Tara Wray and Jon Feinstein

2019 Photographic Resource Center, EXPOSURE 2019, curated by Mark Alice Durant

2019 The Sun Magazine, April 2019, issue 520, published by Rob Bowers, edited by Rachael J. Elliott

2019 Cambridge Art Association, National Prize Show 2nd Place Winner, curated by Steve Locke and Camilo Alvarez

2018 Photo-Emphasis, Familiar/Familial Exhibition, curated by Rachel Jump

2018 The Curated Fridge, Under The Sun, curated by Ann Jastrab

2018 Blue Sky Gallery, #Touchbluesky, curated by Christopher Rauschenberg

2018 SHOTS Magazine NO. 141 Home, published by Doug Beasley, edited by Elizabeth Flinsch

2018 Don't Smile, Home Exhibition, curated by Davida Carta. Image included in the Don't Smile, Year Two Zine.

2017 Strange Fire Collective: Call and Response: Art as Resistance, curated by Hamidah Glasgow

2017 The Curated Fridge, Wonder, curated by Arlette Kayafas

2017 The Griffin Museum of Photography 23rd Juried Exhibition for Instagram, curated by Hamidah Glasgow

2017 New England Regional Photographer’s Showcase, an annex exhibition to The Fence.

2016 Winner of Best Friends Gallery, Rangefinder Magazine, Published January 2016

2016 Participant in CAOS, Cambridge Open Studios, Cambridge, MA

2016 Group Show, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

2015 Winner of FACES Gallery, PDN Magazine/Photo District News. Published September 2015

2014 Awarded Best Photographer in Cambridge, SCOUT Magazine, Cambridge, MA.

2013 Winner of Featured Online Image, Project 12

2012 Winner of Featured Online Image, Confessions of a Prop Junkie

2003 Group Show, Boston City Hall, Boston, MA.

2003 Recipient of Honorable Mention in Smithsonian Magazine Photo Competition

2003-5 Participant in CAOS, Cambridgeport Open Studios, Cambridge, MA.

2001 Group show at Sacramento Street Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

2001 Group show at Sacramento Street Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

1995 Group show at First Expressions Gallery, Boston, MA


2020 McDowell Residency ( Will attend in 2021 due to quarantine )

2019 Mass Cultural Council Fellowship Grant recipient

2019 Photolucidia's Michael Reichmann Project Grant

2004 Recipient of Grant for Women in Photography, Maine Media Workshops


2019 Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

2019 Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

2020 Hofstra University, Long Island, NY

2020 Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA


2018 Boston Voyager Magazine, Meet Kristen Emack

2018 The Horn Book, Race In Fairy Tales

2019 ARTSAKE, Real Stories/Real People in Your Art

2019 SHADE Podcast, interview on Black Childhood by London based interviewer, Lou Mensah

2020 VOGUE ITALIA Interview, Rica Cerbarano, Italy 

2020 LENSCRATCH Interview

2020 The Candid Frame Podcast interview, with Ibarionex Perello

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