San Francisco, CA, USA
Colleen Mullins' work has been published in The New York Times Lens Blog, Oxford American Eyes on the South, PDN Photo of the Day, Korea Photo Magazine, and China's People's photography, among others. Mullins has received the Women's Studio Workshop Project Grant, four Minnesota State Arts Board Grants, and two McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photographers. Her photographs are in the collections of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Southeast Museum of Photography, and the Weeks Gallery Global Collection of Photography, and her artist books are in numerous collections, including The Center for Creative Photography Library at the University of Arizona, Dickson Art Center at UCLA, and Yale University’s ‘Art of the Book’ collection.
2012 - McKnight Artist Fellowship for Photography, 2011 - Minnesota State Arts Board Grant
- Still life
This work is an examination of the urban forest of New Orleans, forever altered by a 70% canopy loss at the hands of Katrina in 2005, that has since suffered unbelievable indignities at the hands of man.
We have a strange relationship with nature as urban dwellers. And we seemingly hold a cultural belief that if it is an Eden we planted, we have eminent domain over the territory it occupies. While sometimes their deformities can be perceived as comical, the impact of this loss will be faced by New Orleans residents returning home for years to come. Absent street signs, and often the houses themselves, these trees are frequently the only signifiers to tell me that I’ve returned to a site to photograph. Imagine if the tree was not a marker for a photograph, but a marker for your home.