Kirk Crippens’ photography practice is rooted in his professional experience as a photojournalist. He began focusing his efforts on personal art projects in 2000, and since 2004 has exhibited nationally and internationally at institutions including the Cleveland Museum of Art, University of the Pacific, the SFMOMA Artists Gallery, and Headlands Center for the Arts. Crippens was named a Top 50 Photographer in Photolucida’s Critical Mass, and was nominated for the 2011 – 2013 Eureka Fellowship Program, a project of the Fleishhacker Foundation. He has been invited to speak at the San Francisco Art Institute, Stanford University, and PhotoAlliance. Crippens attended the University of Texas for Photography. He lives and works in San Francisco.