Rachael Banks (b. Louisville, KY) is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Northern Kentucky University and is based in Covington, KY.

She received an MFA in photography from Texas Woman's University (Denton, TX). Her work has been shown regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Rachael's work focuses primarily on family dynamics, relationships, and nostalgia. She is especially interested in social subcultures and identity informed by place. Rachael is an avid supporter of self-publishing, accessible art, zines, and collecting.

Her pedagogical practice implements efficient use of social media platforms as means of self-promotion, researching contemporary trends that relate to artistic practice, professional work ethic, social awareness, and conceptual artistic production.

Rachael holds great value in being both an educator and a working artist. She welcomes any opportunities that relate to visiting institutions, conducting portfolio reviews, guest lectures, and collaborative efforts. Her work has been shown at The Center for Fine Art Photography, The Kinsey Institute, Black Box Gallery, Darkroom Gallery, and several other institutions. Rachael has also been featured on Vice, Huffington Post, Fraction Magazine, Feature Shoot, Lensculture, Same Coin Press, Crusade for Art, and more.

Please contact Rachael via email for inquiries.

Rachael Banks, 2017

Rachael Banks, 2017