KGREYSCALE.COM is the website of photographer, writer, curator, producer, and photo editor Krystal Grow.
In 2014, she joined the Global Picture Desk at Getty Images as a photo editor, and currently works as an Assignment Specialist managing coverage and production logistics for some of Getty’s most high profile clients and events. Her writing has appeared in American Photography, TIME LightBox, WIRED, and the New York Times Lens blog. She has worked with United Photo Industries to produce multiple events, exhibitions, and public programs for Photoville, the largest public photography festival in the country.
Before moving to New York to attend the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she studied arts journalism and was the 2013 recipient of the John Chancellor Fellowship for Excellence in Journalism, she managed (and expanded) the photography program at the Providence, Rhode Island based arts non-profit AS220, and managed a long-term collaborative project and traveling exhibition with the Special Collections of the Providence Public Library.
Born in Quincy, Massachusetts, she attended a vocational high school where she spent hours in the darkroom, nurturing a deep love for dark spaces and strong chemistry, and would go on to attend countless city council and school board meetings as a local reporter for small town newspapers South-of-Boston. She earned her BA in Print Journalism from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2006, and spent the majority of her undergrad years in the darkroom of the North Adams Transcript, working graveyard shifts processing film and preparing the daily paper for print.
When she isn’t on an endless series of Zoom calls, writing for this site, or organizing an event, exhibition, or project, she plays drums in the riot grrrl garage rock duo Basic Bitches. She recently moved from Brooklyn to Barryville, New York with her wife and band mate Naomi Scott (who built and designed this site) and their cats, Stevie and Frankie. She is the Curator of the Galleries at the Union, and the owner and founder of Greyscale Darkroom and Photo Lab in Narrowsburg, New York.