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Lauren Rutten

Explorer. Artist. Photographer. Educator. Writer. Swashbuckling World Traveler.

Lauren, a professional photographer since 1986 has an extensive portfolio career working in documentary, event and portrait photography. She received her Masters from NYU & International Center of Photography. Her vast teaching experience ranges from early childhood through collegiate level instruction including working as the lead artist with Arts Horizons - Creative Alternatives for Youth at Risk and NJ State Council on the Arts- Artists in Education Grants. In 1999, Lauren was awarded a fellowship grant from NJSCA in photography. She was named a NJ Distinguished Teaching Artist for 2009 and 2012. Her writing has been included in Red Silk Anthology. Lauren’s art and writing reflects her deep appreciation of everyday life and seeks to connect, empower and inspire others through her art. Her love of travel hastaken Lauren around the world in 2013 and 40,000 miles across the America in 2015-16.  Lauren and her husband, Andy Carlson now reside in a Civil War historic home in Marshall, NC.