Kristen Vetter was born in Long Island, NY. In 2013 she graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Fine Arts, Psychology, and Photography receiving the presidential scholarship for all four years. Her most recent body of work focused on the varied perceptions within an environment based on her travels while in Israel, Egypt, and Jordan. Kristen, along with fellow artist Kathryn Carey won the Kris Hjelle Memorial Community Service Project grant to work with The Downtown Partnership and build Candy Chang’s “Before I Die” wall in Baltimore. Her work aims to transcend journalistic photography, synthesizing foreign cultures and environments into fine art. She manipulates the camera image through mediums such as drawing, printmaking, painting and sculpture. She is now freelancing and working at Inked Magazine while creating a new book on the relationships created within in a small town.