Amber N. Ford is an artist based in Cleveland, Ohio. Primarily working in photography while occasionally exploring other mediums such at video, sound and printmaking. She is particularly interest in topics such as race, gender and identity.
She is best known for her work in portraiture, which she refers to as a “collaborative engagement between photographer and sitter”. While always questioning “the truth”, Ford aims to establish a platform in which her sitter may present themselves as they please.
Ford received her BFA in Photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art ’16. Upon leaving CIA she was granted the Mary C. Page Memorial Scholarship for travel and took her talents to New Orleans, Louisiana (for two weeks) where she attended a National Geographic Workshop and photographed the diverse culture and people of NOLA.
Her work as been shown in galleries such as The Cleveland Print Room, Waterloo Arts, Heights Arts & Zaina Gallery located in Cleveland, OH. Selected as a 2016 Creative Fusion Local Artist, you may find some of Ford’s work on the front of the Ohio Pasta Building at the corner of Detroit and West 32nd. Ford was recently awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2017.