Christa Bowden was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her MFA in photography from the University of Georgia and a BA in photography and film from Tulane University. She is a Professor of Art at Washington & Lee University, where she started the program in photography in 2006. She has been the recipient of a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship and a nominee for the Santa Fe Prize for Photography. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States in both solo and group shows, including at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond), the Page Bond Gallery (Richmond), the Ogden Museum of Southern Art (New Orleans), the Center for Photography at Woodstock (Woodstock, New York), and the Peninsula Museum of Art (Belmont, CA), among others. Her work has also been included in numerous photography blogs and artist indices, including Lenscratch, Plates to Pixels, Light Leaked, Don’t Take Pictures, and Art Photo Index, and highlighted as an Editor’s Pick by LensCulture Contemporary Photography. Her work also appears in the Anthology of Appalachian Photographers from Sapling Grove Press, as well as Exploring Color Photography, 6th edition by Robert Hirsch. She lives in Lexington, Virginia.