Meet the 2019 Judges: Photography

This year, the Odyssey welcomes back 2018 photography Judge Kristen Wheeler.

Kristen Wheeler is an artist, gardener, animal lover, tea drinker, and world traveler.

She says, "After a career at the Walt Disney company, first as a technical illustrator for the documentation department, and then as a Visual Communications Specialist and Lead Photographer for Walt Disney Imagineering, I have learned a lot about the creative world. I have worked alongside Disney Legends and incredible mural artists as well as scene painters, designers, and art directors. I left the company in pursuit of running my business full time which I have been doing ever since. I have retired from weddings and commissioned portraiture after 15 years of running a successful photography business, KHphotographics. While taking pictures is still very much a part of my life, the camera is just one of the many tools that I use as a creative. It is no different than holding a paintbrush or pencil, or even typing on a long as I am creating something."

She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. Find out more about Kristen Wheeler at her website, Meet Kristen in person on February 6, 2019 in the Leesburg campus library as part of the Odyssey Lecture Series.

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