Education

BFA Photography, 1976, San Francisco Art Institute, CA

BS Arts & Media, (video production), 1980, Grand Valley State University, MI

Collections

Hamburg Kennedy Photographs, NYC

MIT Libraries/Collection on Islamic Architecture, Archnet.org

Asia Society Museum, NYC, print Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem

Boulder County Human Services, 400 Simpson St., Lafayette, CO, Lafayette Family Portrait documentary series

API ~ ArtPhotoIndex (under letter “R”)

LensCulture ~ www.lensculture.com/moburkhart

Awards & Recognition

2019 Prix de la Photographie Paris Winner, Kibera: A Slice of Heaven

2019 British Journal of Photography Winner, top 50, Portrait of Humanity, “Moving the 10,000 Litre Water Tank”

2019 Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women, Honorable Mention, street photography single image

2019 Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women, Honorable Mention, series: Cell Phone Category “Riding Shotgun” (thegalaawards.com)

2018 Mira Mobile Prize, top 50 shortlist

2018 Picfair’s Best of 2018 (scroll to #29)

2018 13th Annual Black & White Spider Awards, Nature Nominee for Dunes #1 and Dunes #2 (Letter ‘M’)

2018 Overall WinnerPicfair Women Behind the Lens

2018  11th The Color Awards Nominee in People category, Alicante Evening

2018 The Gala Awards, “Women Seen By Women”, finalist for Mom and Me (scroll to letter ‘M’)

2017 The Guardian News and Picfair’s W0MEN BEHIND THE LENS, shortlist, Rebeccah and Engine Trouble

2017 Black & White Spider Awards, Nominee in Photojournalism for Baotou and Meeting Our Needs (M)

2017 Black & White Spider Awards, Nominee in Nature category for Gobi Desert Detail

2017 Mobiography.net, 10 Amazing Autumnal Photos  taken with an iPhone

2017 Mobiography.net, 10 Amazing People Portraits taken with an iPhone

2016 The DARKROOM Gallery, “Winter Light” Show, 2nd place for Lone Pine

2016 Black and White Spider Awards, Nominee in People category for ‘Homeward’

2015 Mobile Photography AwardsHonorable Mention, category Nature/Wildlife, for Autumnal Equinox

2015 8th Edition, Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Finalist, Cell Phone Photography, from the series Detritus

2015 7th Edition, Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Finalist, for Rebeccah and Soap Wars

2015 Black & White Spider AwardsFinalist, People category for Laundry Day (under letter ‘M’)

2015 Black & White Spider Awards, Finalist, Children of the World, for Rebeccah (under letter ‘M’)

2015 Siena International Photo Awards Finalist for Kibera: A Slice of Heaven, StoryBoard Category

2015 International Color Awards, Nominee in Professional: People, for Twins on Parade

2015 Top 50 Shortlist, MIRA Mobile Prize, for The Bride!

2015 New York Center for Photography, Honorable Mention, Black & White Call, for The Bride!; Juror: Dan Burkholder.

2014 Adore Noire Magazine2nd place, 2014 Portfolio Contest, for Kibera: A Slice of Heaven

2014 Moscow International Foto AwardsHonorable Mention, Photo Essay, for Kibera: A Slice of Heaven

2014 9th Black and White Spider Awards2 X Nominee, Professional, People, for Balancing Act and Clean Hands (alpha listing “M”)

2014 Lucies (Photoawards.com), Honorable Mention, Professional, Deeper Perspective,  Kibera: A Slice of Heaven

2014 Dotphotozine Award Finalist, Excellence in Photography, for Kibera: A Slice of Heaven

2014 Critical Mass Finalist

2014 7th Annual International Color AwardsHonorable Mention, Professional, for Flower GirlNominee for Evinta Jumping (letter  M)

2014 7th Annual International Color AwardsHonorable MentionProfessional: Nature, for First Day (letter M)

2014 6th Edition Julia Margaret Cameron Awards Finalist, Documentary & Editorial, Balancing Act (p. 34)

2013 Paris Photo Competition, px3.frHonorable MentionFirst Day Series (iPhone), fine art landscape category, professional, press release

2013 8th Annual Black & White Spider AwardsNominee in Nature Category for Glacier 1 (alpha listing “M”)

2013 IPA Lucies3rd place, ProfessionalPeople: Family for “Balancing Act

2013 IPA LuciesHonorable Mention, Professional, Landscape series “Into the Woods” (iPhone)

2013 IPA One Shot/One World, Honorable Mention, Professional: People, Neighborhood Watch

2013 Artist Member of the YearFirehouse Art Center, Longmont, Colorado

2013 Honorable MentionTexas Photographic Society Annual Members Only Exhibition, for Meeting Our Needs, Inner Mongolia; juror: Elizabeth Krist, senior photo editor, National Geographic Magazine.

2013 Honorable Mention, IPA, Professional, Landscape, for Power in the Gobi, from Inner Mongolia, China

2011 First Place, Earth Through a Lens, for “Meeting Our Needs”

Group Exhibitions

2019 September, Portrait of Humanity, Organ Vida International Photography Festival
Zagreb, Croatia

2019 July 9- 14, Paris Photo Prize Annual Exhibition, Kibera: A Slice of Heaven, Curator’s Choice

2019 A Smith Gallery, Texas, “Unconstrained” exhibition featuring Monocle: Spring, Untitled 4

2018 Mira Mobile Prize Exhibit, Porto, Portugal

2018 The Guardian News, London

2018 Jan-Feb  South x Southeast GalleryStill LifesUntitled 2, juried by Aline Smithson, of Lenscratch

2017~2018 The Guardian News & Media Gallery, London Women Behind the Lens Shortlist Exhibit

2017 PhotoPlace Gallery, Vermont, iPhone Imagery, 10/11~11/4, also on Facebook, click here

2017 Month of Photography, Denver, The Big Picture & Spark Gallery iPhoneography Show

2016 Berlin Foto Biennale, 10/6~10/30, 4th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography

2016 May, The DARKROOM Longmont, CO, Humanity Exhibition, featuring Kibera: A Slice of Heaven

2015 Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO, Illuminate Exhibition, curated by Elizabeth Avedon.

2015 Lishui International Photography Festival (China), November 6~10, with Photolucida’s Critical Mass; curator: Laura Valenti

2015 FstopMagazine‘s Group Exhibition Where We Live, October, 4 images from My Suburbia

2015 FRESH Art + Farm Exhibition, Firehouse Art Center and Muse Gallery, Longmont, Colorado (7/24~8/30)

2015 LightBox Photographic GalleryMobile Magic XX,  juror Aline Smithson, for Orbital Dream.

2015 MIRA Mobile Exhibition, Porto, Portugal, top 50 shortlist for The Bride!

2015  Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO, (6/5~7/18) Landscapes with juror Chantal Paul, image: Suburbia #1

2014 New York Center for Photographic Art2014 Black & White Call, juror: Dan Burkholder, image: The Bride!

2014 Colorado Photographic Art Center, Denver, Colorado, One by One Exhibition, Special Mention for “Balancing Act”. Juror: Eric Paddock, curator of photography, Denver Art Museum.

2013 Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX, Texas Photographic Society’s Members’ Only Exhibition, thru October 13; juror: Elizabeth Krist, senior photo editor, National Geographic Magazine

2013 A. Smith GalleryTexas Photographic Society’s International Competition, juror: Blue Mitchell, image: Orbital Dream 1

2013  (March 8-April 20), Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO, Sand and Snow: Inner Mongolia

2013 (Feb. 4- March 15), Notre Dame of Maryland University, Gormley GalleryWomen’s Photography Exhibition, Baltimore, MD, Dream to Nightmare, an iPhone composite from series First Day.

2013 (January 10 opening), Darkroom Gallery, Rare Earth, Essex Junction, VT, for iPhone image First Day, juror: William Neill

2013 (January 12- March 1) Center for Photographic Art Juried Exhibition, Carmel, CA, for Midnight at Devils Tower & Last Indian Battle, curated by Dean Brierly and Chris Johnson.

Solo Exhibitions

2016 3/11-4/30, The DARKROOM Longmont, Downtown Longmont, CO,  Aspen Moon Farm: A Biodynamic Love Story

2014 December, Hipstography.com, feature on Indecisive Moments, an iPhone Hipstamatic publication

2013 Nov-Dec, Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO, Kibera: a Slice of Heaven

2011 Sept-Oct, Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO, Dunes & Dwellings

2011 Jan-April, XiangShaWan Art Palace, Inner Mongolia, China, Diptychs of Nature

2008 Aug-Sept, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO, Sugar Mill Row

2006 June-July, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO, Neon Memories

Publications/Selections

2019 Gazette Karinka, a Turkish Arts Publication

2018 The Guardian, Picfair’s Women Behind the Lens 2018 Winners

2018 The Imaging Alliance, Picfair Announcement on first place winner

2018 The Orms Photographic Blog, press release ‘Picfair Announces Women Behind the Lens Winners’

2018 All About Photography Magazine, an in-depth interview about my life’s work as a photographer

2018 British Art Studies {plate 22}

2018 Lenscratch: My Favorite Photograph of 2017

2017 Lenscratch: The Snow Exhibition

2017 The Guardian 

2017 Les Inrockuptibles

2016 Sharefang – Yesterday’s Kids, the Most Famous Persians, photo of musician Ardeshir Farah, 1971

2015  F-Stop Magazine, Where We Live, group exhibition

2014 Adore Noire, Black & White Fine Art Photography Magazine, December, 2014, photo feature and interview, Kibera: A Slice of Heaven

2014 Ink 361 Kibera: A Slice of Heaven

2014  The Click, best links, coolest stories…Kibera:  A Slice of Heaven

2013  Slate.comKenya’s Slum Looks Different Than You Think, November 20, 2013

2013 China Daily, 12-2-13,  Kibera: a Slice of Heaven

2013 Daily MailAmerican Photographer’s Touching Photos of the World’s Largest Slum, November 27, 2013

2013 Photographer’s Forum Magazine, Best of Photography 2013

2012 The Photo Review, 2012 Town, Future Park

2012 Xiang Sha Wan Life, included in book trilogy outlining contemporary happenings in the area

2012 Lenscratch, 2012 Lenscratch Mother’s Day Exhibition, 62 years.

2011 Chinese Photographer Magazine feature, April

2011 LensWork Extended, March/April issue