Keliy Anderson-Staley, born in 1977, earned a BA from Hampshire College and an MFA from Hunter College. She was a 2008 New York Foundation for the Arts Photography Fellow and a runner-up in the 2009 Aperture Portfolio Prize. She is currently working on two projects—a series of wet plate collodion portraits called “-Americans,” and “Off the Grid,” a series about central Maine. Images from Off the Grid were published in Camerawork Magazine, and the project was featured by Daylight Magazine as a video podcast. Her collodion portraits have been published in New York Magazine and Moment. Her work has been exhibited at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the California Museum of Photography, Jenkins Johnson Gallery in NYC and San Francisco, University of New England Gallery, Texas Woman’s University and Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland, Maine. She teaches the wet plate collodion process at The Center for Alternative Photography in NYC and currently lives and works in Queens, NY.