Emily A. Denton grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. She earned her BFA from East Tennessee State University where her passion for analog photography allowed her to cultivate a disciplined photographic practice with an emphasis on technical proficiency. This discipline and core belief in education led her to instructing darkroom courses at Purdue University where she earned her MFA in 2019. Her thesis work Bag Boy showcases her conceptual mastery by turning found objects into sculpture, projecting reel-to-reel footage onto large etched-aluminum plates, and making formal photographs of figurative sculptures all in an effort to better understand her complex childhood. Her intense desire for knowledge allowed her to explore skilled trades post-graduate school like picture framing, welding, machining, and other fabrication techniques. She has exhibited work worldwide and was an Open Call winner for the 2016 PASA Suwon International Photography Festival in Seoul, South Korea. She has been published in magazines such as F-Stop Magazine and Radar Poetry. Emily currently lives and works in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she's often seen wandering the back alleys and city streets with a camera or three. 

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