Lauren Henkin (1974, Washington, D.C., USA)
Lauren Henkin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and now resides in Maine. Henkin’s work focuses on the tension between fragility and strength — in studies of the natural world in her photographic work and in constructed forms in her sculpture. Her work resides in over twenty institutional collections including Cleveland Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum, Smith College Museum of Art, and Brown University’s Bell Gallery, among others. Yale University has the largest collection of her work at 100+ photographs. She was recently awarded Duke University’s 2017 Archive of Documentary Arts Collection Award for Documentarians of the American South. She is also the founder of Vela Noche, a publisher of handmade books and editions.