I'm Keris Salmon.


Born and raised in Manhattan, I live in Brooklyn, but sometimes I feel Northern Californian. I love color, pattern and texture, and my eye catches traces of them everywhere in my meanderings around New York City and around the world. I'm a filmmaker and journalist who tells stories with pictures, both in video and still photography. 


Every once in a while my images make their way onto fabric, which I design under Sockeyelabs. You can find my products at Etsy.com and designs at Spoonflower.com.


I'm currently at work on a photography and letterpress series on American and Carribean antebelleum plantations.


I also produce and direct finely crafted commissioned films for art collectors about their collections  - video self-portraits - under TINY LITTLE BRILLIANT EXHIBITIONS.


It's a photo, film and fabric lab. Run by a fish. Take a look. And follow me on Instagram at kerissalmon.




Stanford University, BA, International Relations, 1981

University of California, Berkeley, xMasters in Journalism (MJ), 1985



Upcoming: "We Have Made These Lands What They Are," Galerie Frank Elbaz, October 19 -December 23 2017

"Dont Knock at the Door, Little Child," Josee Bienvenu Gallery, NYC, December 2014 - February 2015





Black and Brown People/ White Problems, Samsøn Projects, Boston, Summer 2017

Tell Me a Story, B-Complex Gallery, Atlanta, September 2016

The Migration, Arsenal Gallery, New York, January 2015

Free For All, Space Gallery, Portland, ME, May 2012

Feast Your Eyes, Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn, January 2012




Tennessee State Museum

Private Collection, MA