Kalin Haydon is a photographer from Edwardsville, IL. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2012, and is a current MFA candidate at Columbia College Chicago. Haydon's work tends to look to the past to say something about the present. Her current work post-war Americana leisure. 



Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, IL — MFA Candidate

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Edwardsville, IL— Bachelors of Fine Art, 2012

Burren College of Art, Newtown Castle

Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare Ireland — Studio Arts, Photography, 2010

Edwardsville High School

Edwardsville, IL — 2007



Chicago, IL, Manifest Urban Arts Festival, 2017

Quincy Art Center Biennial Quad-State Exhibit 2015

Quincy Art Center; Quincy, IL —2015

Luminous Light

Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR — 2013

Rural Impressions

Soho Gallery for Digital Art; New York City, NY — 2013

SIUE BFA Exhibition

Morris University Center Gallery; Edwardsville IL — 2012

Art and Wine Walk

Art on the Square Gallery; Belleville, IL — 2012

DPI Juried Show

Juror, Martha Ehrlich, Jefferson Warehouse; St. Louis MO — 2012

DPI Juried Show

Jefferson Warehouse; St. Louis MO — 2011

Undergraduate Show

New Wagner Gallery; Edwardsville IL — 2011

DPI Juried Show

1410; Gallery Granite City, IL — 2011

spring exhibition

Grace Manor; Edwardsville, IL — 2011

Undergraduate Show

New Wagner Gallery; Edwardsville, IL — 2010

student success show

Morris University Center Gallery; Edwardsville, IL — 2010

Undergraduate show

New Wagner Gallery; Edwardsville, IL — 2009


Spring show

APO Gallery; Granite City, IL — 2013


The Edge; January 28, 2013 Issue

The Riverfront Times; June 2011 Issue

Roger Guth’s Tin Roof album cover 2016

Awards & Scholarships

Orville Joyner Endowment Fund for Photography — 2012


Society of Photographic Educators 

Digital Photographic Imagers (DPI)


Gallery Assistant, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL —  2016 - present

Creative, Apple; Chicago, IL— 2013- present

Photographer, Brix Catering and Consulting; Chicago IL — 2010- present

Executive Assistant, International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum; St. Louis M0 — 2013-2014

Photographer, Galaxy Red Productions, St. Louis, MO 2010- 2013

Artist in Residence, Jacoby Arts Center; Alton, IL — June- September 2013

Salon Coordinator, Treo Salon; Edwardsville IL — 2009-2013

Photographer, Sculptures at Wagner; Edwardsville IL — February - December 2012

Photographer, The Alestle; Edwardsville IL — February - December 2012


I am certified in iMovie, and Final Cut Pro, iWork Suite, and Photos, as well having experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Bridge.