Allison Minto is a visual artist working in photography. She holds a BA in Journalism from Buffalo State College and an MFA in Photography from the Yale School of Art, where she was awarded the John Ferguson Weir Award.
Her career started out as a backpack journalist for local news and then transitioned into media production for reality and documentary television shows. After years of working in television she decided to follow her passion and pursue photography.
Allison's main body of work engages with African American archives, history, memory, preservation and maintenance. She sees the archive as a cultural testimony to how we exist, and uses this as a source of inspiration to explore a historical consciousness that transcends personal, past and present narratives.
She was recently selected to participate in the 33rd Eddie Adams Workshop in which she received The Bill Epperidge Memorial Award.
Currently based in New Haven, CT and acknowledges that indigenous peoples and nations, including Mohegan, Mashantucket Pequot, Eastern Pequot, Schaghticoke, Golden Hill Paugussett, Niantic, and the Quinnipiac and other Algonquian speaking peoples, have stewarded through generations the lands and waterways of what is now the state of Connecticut. I honor and respect the enduring relationship that exists between these peoples, nations and this land.