Best Work by an Emerging Photographer | Nominee

L.S. King

Pulaski / USA

Road Diaries


I am a child of stories, walking the fence line of yesterdays and now. Historical narratives both real and imaginary, along with aesthetics harkening to 20th century Pictorialism, inform my work. In telling visual stories, I am an antiquarian or time traveler – choosing landscapes with the limited constructs of modern society. Anything newer than half a century may be occasionally seen but only as a whisper, hinting at the present. Ever the year-hopping, daytripping, decade-crawling passenger in my “Road Diaries” adventures, I capture glimpses of scenery from the vantage point of a moving car. As the narrator, I delight in the visual surprise of latent images coming into being. The final results are the documentation of a hybrid moment between my subconscious and reality.


- 2015 to present, MFA in Photography Printmaking at Radford University, Radford, VA
2011, MA in Transpersonal Studies, Atlantic University, Virginia Beach, VA
1990, BFA in Photography, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WVA

Solo Shows
2013, Glencoe Gallery, Radford, VA
2012, Green Heron Art Center, Radford, VA
2005, Glenview Mansion Gallery, Rockville, MD
2005, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, MD
2004, Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, MD
2002, Dumbarton Concert Gallery, Georgetown, DC
2002, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata, MD
2003, Lynchburg Fine Arts Center, Lynchburg, VA
1995, Villa Julie College Gallery, Stevenson, MD
1993, University of Charleston Art Gallery, Charleston, WV
1994, Main Street Gallery, Prince Frederick, MD

Juried Shows and Inclusions
2017, Homeward Bound, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA
2017, 2017 Biennial, Olin & Smoyer Galleries, Roanoke College, Salem, VA
2016-17, Trees, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX
2016, International Juried Photographic Solarplate Exhibition, Alex Ferrone Gallery, Cutchogue, New York, NY
2016, MFA Photo Show, McConnell Library Gallery, Radford University, Radford, VA
2016, Student Photography Show, Porterfield Gallery, Radford University, Radford, VA
2016, Contemporary Print: An International Survey of Printmaking in 2016, Fire House Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
2016, Then and Now, Radford University Art Museum Downtown, Radford, VA
2011, Phone-o-graphics, Vermont Dark Room Gallery, Essex Junction, VT (catalog)
2010, Five by Five, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA
Prior to 2010, King’s images were included in juried shows at the Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, VA; University of Richmond, Richmond, VA; Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD; Columbia Art Center, Columbia, MD; ArtSpaces, Inc., California, MD; Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, MD; Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Marbury, MD; Montpelier Art Center, Laurel, MD; and Government House, Annapolis, MD