Ivette Spradlin received her BFA in Photography from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA and her MFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA. She has concentrated on photographing the people of different subcultures and their environs, from punks and skateboarders to Cuban exiles in the United States. Using text or audio, most of her work becomes an artist book, an interactive web page, or a video. She has worked with two artist book presses, Nexus Press in Atlanta and Women's Studio Workshop in upstate New York. Ivette has shown her work nationally and internationally, and has taught photography and digital art at colleges and universities in and around Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. She currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA.