Allison Minto is a photographer based in Connecticut.
Minto's practice is rooted in photography, community, and field research. Her photography centers African American archives, memory, preservation, and maintenance, and her decision to use archival elements comes from personal experience. Whether digging through her family archives or recognizing the traditional position many Black women in the United States occupy as carriers of generational narratives, Allison attempts to render these experiences visible.
Minto holds an MFA in Photography from the Yale School of Art, where she was awarded the John Ferguson Weir Award for excellence, and a BA in Journalism from SUNY Buffalo State College. Her work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States, and has contributed to publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Travel + Leisure magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek magazine, and Connecticut Public Radio (WNPR).
Minto is currently a 2021–2022 Happy and Bob Doran Connecticut Artist in Residence at Yale University Art Gallery and 2021–2022 DocX Archive Lab Fellow at Duke University.
She is also a member of Diversify Photo and Black Women Photographers
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.