Kristin Bedford was born and raised on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. She holds a B.A. in Religion from George Washington University with an emphasis on American Religious Traditions. Bedford is currently working on an M.F.A. degree in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University with a focus on photography.

For the last seven years Bedford has been based in Los Angeles where she has worked on numerous photography projects, which include documenting local religious movements, immigrant rights initiatives, homelessness on L.A.’s Skid Row, and incarcerated women with children. In addition to Bedford’s work as a photographer she has taught 35mm and large format photography at various art centers, coordinated the Echo Park Film Center’s mobile cinema series with the Filmmobile, and written art reviews for Los Angeles news outlets.

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