Photographer Spotlight: Kim Chin-Gibbons

Kim Chin-Gibbons

 

This is Me: Portraits of Pathlight is a photography project that focuses the camera lens on people served by Pathlight throughout Western Massachusetts. Renowned local photographers have partnered with Pathlight to shoot portraits that convey the strength, beauty, complexity, and personality of people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism.

Meet photographer Kim:

The creations of Kim Chin-Gibbons go beyond those of someone primarily a musician, or exclusively a photographer. By morning, she is a marketing/documentation intern for Double Edge Theatre, and by night she jets off to rock shows and gigs with ZoKi. Her experience in marketing aids her  in the promotion and production of all of her creative activities, and so much more.

Kim is a Cambodian born, American raised photographer & musician living in Western Massachusetts. She has been photographing events and playing music professionally since the Fall of 2015, and continues to develop her craft as an unschooler at North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens. She will graduate from North Star in Spring 2019 before pursuing her next adventure at Marlboro College in the Fall of 2019.

Kim writes original music and arranges music in a variety of ensembles, including groups at North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens, Parlicium, and ZoKi. Some of Kim’s most remarkable achievements include performing at the Next Wave Stage at the Green River Festival with the band Parlicium, photographing Dr. John at the Academy of Music, and she is a two-time recipient of the Ozzy Klate Memorial Fund; an award for young artists pursuing their passions. Kim is also a co-leader of a grassroots organization People to Watch: The Next Generation, that supports her peers in the Valley’s local art scene and beyond.

Be sure to join us at the This is Me: Portraits of Pathlight opening reception at the Northampton Center for the Arts during Arts Night Out on September 13, 2019 from 5pm-8pm, for each portrait’s big debut!

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