Karalyn Mark (b. 1993) is a native of the Philadelphia suburbs. She attended Ithaca College, a private liberal arts institution nestled in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. After receiving her Bachelor’s of Science in Cinema & Photography with a Still Photography concentration in 2015, she completed a yearlong Archives Internship with the Green Mountain Club in Waterbury, Vermont. Karalyn’s experiences as an Archives Intern solidified her intentions of studying Library and Information Sciences at the graduate level.
In 2016, Karalyn relocated to Hoboken, NJ and is currently a MS in Library and Information Science Candidate at Pratt Institute (M.S.L.I.S) with an Advanced Certificate in Archives and an Advanced Certificate in Conservation & Digital Curation. Most recently, she was the Library & Archive Work Scholar at Aperture Foundation in New York through the Steven A. Baron Work Scholar Program. In addition to her work at Aperture and the Green Mountain Club, Karalyn has also held positions at Vermont State Parks and Ithaca College’s Photography Gallery.
Currently, Karalyn is a Library Fellow at the Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is particularly interested in libraries, the history of photography, museums, archives, and equity of access.
Karalyn is also an art photographer whose photographs explore notions of the natural, the banal, and decay.