K. Jennifer Bedford is a lens-based artist, educator and cultural advocate. She bridges her time between Oshawa and Hamilton ON, Canada. Her projects explore concepts of storytelling while examining the archive, nostalgia and memory using analogue and digital mediums. Jennifer received an honours undergraduate degree in studio art and multimedia and recently completed her Master of Arts in communication and new media from McMaster University.
Jennifer is part of the full-time faculty at Durham College teaching in the Photography and Video Production programs. In 2019, Jennifer and her colleague were awarded a PIEoneer Real Life Learning award for their documentary film they produced while in Kenya. Jennifer was also named Waterloo Region Top 40 under 40 for her contributions to the visual arts community.
Before starting her career in higher education, Jennifer worked in the visual arts sector with notable not-for-profit organizations such as the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener Area (CAFKA), Art Gallery of Burlington, and Oakville Galleries. Her work has been exhibited and screened across North America, United Kingdom and Eastern Africa. Her commercial photographs have been published in Azure magazine, Border Crossings, Canadian Art, C Magazine and in numerous Canadian exhibition catalogues.