Kristina Loggia was born and raised in New York City. She graduated Sarah Lawrence College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Over the next few years, she followed in the tradition of her family and studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory in New York City and in Los Angeles. In 1988, while at the Adler Conservatory she heard Ed Asner lecture passionately about the war in El Salvador. He inspired her to follow a childhood dream of being a war photographer. That spring she traveled to El Salvador as a photographer with the Witness to Peace Program. Her goal to capture truth through the lens of a camera rather than to portray it on a stage was solidified while in Salvador. Since then Kristina has continued to work as a photographer. Though marriage and children have kept her from the world’s war zones she has continued to study life through photography. Her thirst for documentary photography has drawn her to create extensive photographic studies. Kristina’s work has appeared in many magazines including TIME, SPIN, DETOUR, ESPN and FORTUNE. In addition, her work has been acquired by several personal art collectors.
Her work on the Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections began in 2001. In 2005 Kristina received first place (in the Magazine Portrait and Personality division) from the National Press Photographers of America for her image of Ada Ashford.
Kristina’s website: www.kristinaloggiaphotography.com