Kari Wehrs is a photographer and educator living in midcoast Maine.
Originally from Minnesota, Kari attended the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse for her undergraduate education, and soon after attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine, in the fall of 2007. Kari has been associated with the Maine Media Workshops + College in Rockport, Maine, since 2008. She has been a Workshops instructor since 2012.
Kari has a deep interest in the techniques, technology, and history of the photographic medium. While embracing multiple methods in her own work, her current and on-going project is portraiture employing the 1850s wet plate collodion process (tintypes).
Kari’s photographs often stem from influences such as: the everyday, gesture, expression, gaze, persona, detail, and character.