Megan Crawford (b. 1995) is an alternative process photographer based in northwestern Montana. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Film & Photography from Montana State University in 2017. Her work has exhibited nationally and is featured in various publications including Salted Paper Printing, A Step by Step Manual Highlighting Contemporary Artists. Crawford's background in history and her interest in handmade photographs led her to pursue processes such as gum bichromate and salted paper. Her work often focuses on history and landscape: how they interact with modern and historical societies, how they interact with each other, and what they can represent in a contemporary photographic context.
- Upcoming workshop: Mordançage, Chemigrams, & Lumenprints, Photographer's Formulary, June 3-8, 2018
- Upcoming workshop: The Family Heirloom: Cyanotype & Salt Printing Women's Retreat, Photographer's Formulary, July 22-27
- Chromoskedasic Sabattier: a step-by-step guide. Alternativephotography.com
- Texas Photographic Society Member Spotlight interview
Now that you've gotten through the standard bio, here are six things that Megan would like you to know (you bet we're on a first name basis):
- The quote on her apron is a favorite from Frida Kahlo: Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.
- She has a tendency to work with Girl Scout preparedness and fly by the seat of your pants execution.
- She managed to get her arm stuck in an iron fence at a waterpark when she was a kid (mind you, it was in order to reach a particularly shiny penny).
- Her record collection spans from a 1970 copy of Bridge Over Troubled Water to French accordion jazz.
- She has been known to wear Birkenstocks in the snow.
- There was a time in her life when she wanted to be a professional scuba diver. This was also when she thought she would go to UCLA and study Marine Biology (time is a funny thing, isn't it?).