Karen Klein is a photographer/visual artist from Sarasota, Florida. She has an MFA in Studio Arts Photography from the University of Minnesota (1988). In 2006, Klein came back to making her art after years in the corporate environment. Klein’s photographic art work is in numerous private and public collections including recent acquisition by the Sarasota Ritz Carlson, the University of Minnesota’s Boynton Healthcare Collection, the Collaborative Law Institute, Minneapolis and Four Pillars Health, Lakewood Ranch, FL. Her images appeared in numerous editions of INÚTIL Revista, a Portuguese photography and literary publication. see www.karenklein.com

Karen Klein is a photographer/visual artist from Sarasota, Florida. She has an MFA in Studio Arts Photography from the University of Minnesota (1988). In 2006, Klein came back to making her art after years in the corporate environment.

Klein’s photographic art work is in numerous private and public collections including recent acquisition by the Sarasota Ritz Carlson, the University of Minnesota’s Boynton Healthcare Collection, the Collaborative Law Institute, Minneapolis and Four Pillars Health, Lakewood Ranch, FL. Her images appeared in numerous editions of INÚTIL Revista, a Portuguese photography and literary publication.

see www.karenklein.com

 

Karen Klein

My interest in children of divorce began with my personal experience. I divorced in 1980, but only with time did I realize my children had been affected in ways I had not anticipated.  In 1987 I began to explore this subject photographically, collaborating with college students aged 18 to 24 who came from divorced families. I made black and white portraits of each person and they wrote their response to my questions.
 
In 2011, a friend in the process of divorce inspired me to revisit the subject using the same questions.

The result is Broken Circle–Children of Divorce and Separation. Currently there are 50 young adult participants.


 

 
 
 

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