Welcome. My name is Kristen Hollingsworth and I am currently a senior at Grand Valley State University pursuing degrees in Photography, English, and Classics.
I am a traveler, photographer, classicist, and lover of studying culture.
I have been infatuated with travel photography since I was a child because it allows me to discover new ways of thinking and seeing other lands and their peoples. With each passing day, I learn something new and my passion continues to grow.
Though I capture the journey along the way, my heart lies in exploring and capturing the small towns and regions unfamiliar and each photograph represents a story that resonates close to my soul.
I invite you to explore my visual travelogues.
Poggio Civitate Archaeological Exploration
Summers 2014, 2016 Vescovado di Murlo, Italy
Trench Master in Training
Lechaion Harbor Land and Settlement Project
Summer 2016 Corinth, Greece
West Michigan White Caps Baseball
2013 Season Comstock Park, Michigan
Focal Point Studio of Photography
May 2011 -- Aug 2012 Canton, Michigan
Grand Valley State University
2012 - Present Allendale, Michigan
B.A. Classics, Photography, English
2016 Corinth, Italy
Greek and Roman Culture and Civilization
Universita per Stranieri
2015 Perugia, Italy
Italian Language and Culture
University of Massachusetts Amherst
2014 Vescovado di Murlo, Italy
Etruscan Culture and Civilization
References available upon request.
Please feel free to contact me for any questions or photography related jobs
Microsoft - Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Access,
Adobe - InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Bridge, Premiere Pro (Introductory Level)
Strong communication, organizational, and social skills
Attic, Homeric, & Doric Greek
Processing and printing film
2016 GVSU Classics Department Minerva Arts & Literature Award
Grand Valley State University Deans List - Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2016
Recipient of the 2015-2016 Angela Andrews Ryan Scholarship (Grand Rapids International Sister Cities – Perugia)
Recipient of 2015-2016 Andrew M.C. Brown Memorial English Scholarship
Recipient of the GVSU 2014 – 2015 Photography Departmental Academic Excellence Award
Grand Valley State University 2015 Student Scholars Day Exhibitionist in 2-D Art
Society for Photographic Education 2015 National Conference Curatorial Walkthrough
Received Honorable Mention in the University of Massachusetts Amherst 2014 IPO Photography Contest
Published in the 2013 Spring Edition of the Honors Aesthesis Journal
Grand Valley State University Honors College