Victoria Crayon is a photographer whose work combines documentation of everyday life with deep conceptual concerns. The series Thoughts of Romance from the Road, is an ongoing body of photographs and video which act as text interactions with historic and abandoned movie marquee signs as well as motels and a selection of random road signs. Far East: Other Side of Russia is an exploration of the adaptation to consumer culture by the Russian Federation and how it is faring within the complex global economic picture of the early 21st century. Crayhon examines these phenomena in the regions of Russia that were completely inaccessible to outsiders until the mid 1990's. The photographs in this series were made over a six-month period on a Fulbright Scholarship/Residency in the Far East region of Russia.
Crayhon holds an MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and an honors degree from New York University, BFA in Photography. She is a recipient of numerous awards including the Aaron Siskind Fellowship in Photography (2006). In 2007, Crayhon received a second RISCA (Rhode Island State Council on the Arts) Award in New Genres.