Artist V. Elizabeth Turk was an undergraduate student of painting before making a life in photography–in which she holds a Master of Visual Arts Degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta. For decades she has mentored young photographers as a professor of photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Atlanta. Turk continues her active engagement with her peers as a career-long member of the Society for Photographic Education.
Her work has been exhibit ed both nationally and internationally and is collected by Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, the Polaroid USA Collection, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia in Atlanta, and the Lamar Dodd Art Center in LaGrange, GA. In 2005 she co – authored Mantle Pieces of the Old South: Lost Architecture and Southern Culture (The History Press) with writer William P. Baldwin.
Her awards and honors include: Georgia Women in the Visual Arts, Honoree; Georgia Council for the Arts, Individual Artist Grant; Fulton County (A tlanta) Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant; Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Individual Artist Grant.
Ms. Turk divides her time between Atlanta, Georgia and McClellanville,