Colleen Longo Collins (b. 1980) is a photographic artist and archivist based in California and New York. Currently, she travels across America photographing her grandmother and close female friends. Her projects explore the depth of her relationships with her subjects, and she has tracked their lives and environments for over a decade. Her prints are a record of time and the result of intimate collaboration. She works with traditional black-and-white photo processes and is heavily influenced by her memories of girlhood and the seductive nuances of womanhood.
Colleen received an MFA with honors from Pratt Institute and was selected at the time by New York Times writer Michael Brenson to participate in a public symposium critiqued by David Levi-Strauss, David Cohen and Donald Kuspit, where her work was described as being “film noir meets modern nostalgia.” A longtime member of the College Art Association and the Society for Photographic Education, she is passionate about teaching and collaboration and has taught and led classes at the International Center of Photography, the School of Visual Arts, and Humboldt State University.
Her works have been exhibited at Pratt Institute, Pine Manor College, Peer Gallery, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, P.S. 122, Two Trees Gallery, and Hi-Fi, and featured in Shots Magazine, Spunk, International Korean Photography Mag, MonthlyPhoto, and Mexico’s Fahrenheit. She was an Artist-in-Residence at the Camera Club of New York.