Karen O'Maxfield

Karen O'Maxfield
Hartford, CT
Arts/Cultural Organizations, Community Center, K-12 Schools, Library

Karen O’Maxfield has been photographing since the age of 7 when her first camera was a Brownie 127. She majored in photography at the University of Southern Maine and, while still a student, had work accepted into the prestigious Maine Photo Workshop group gallery show in New York City. She has exhibited her work regionally and has been published internationally, including in The New York Times, The London Sunday Independent and in Attaché, the U.S. Airways inflight magazine. Her photographs are in private and corporate collections worldwide.

I find that those who are nearing the end of their careers, who are becoming empty nesters and asking themselves "What Next?" are in need of new ways of seeing the world and their place in it. They are open to the experience of exploring a creative vision through a camera lens and always seem to bring their years' of real-world experience into the process. The workshops I have taught typically begin with a roomful of strangers and shortly thereafter, end with a community of folks who've bonded in sharing the discoveries they've found along the way.