Sebastian Collett grew up in Ohio and France. Following an early career as a pianist, he fell in love with photography at Bard College, while studying with Stephen Shore and Larry Fink. Upon graduating he traveled the world for fifteen years, then earned his MFA at the Hartford Art School. He was recently awarded the Cord Prize, the Light Work Grant, the Emerging Photography Award, and residencies at Headlands, La Napoule Foundation, the Terra Foundation, the Hemera Foundation, Salzburger Kunstverein, the Philadelphia Photo Art Center, the Tides Institute, the Hambidge Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. His portfolios have been featured in publications including the British Journal of Photography, Contact Sheet, the Source Photographic Review, GUP Magazine, PiK Magazine, Raw View Magazine, Romka Magazine, Fraction Magazine, L’Oeil de la Photographie, Feature Shoot, The Latent Image, Darwin Magazine, Phases Magazine, and Vice Magazine, and CNN. Sebastian has self-published several books, and is included in the Mossless survey of American photography, "The United States, 2003-2013.” His photographs and books have been exhibited at Aperture Gallery, Light Work, Kominek Gallery, Camden Image Gallery, 25CPW Gallery, United Photo Industries, Project Basho, Duke University, Harrington College of Design, the Philadelphia Photo Art Center, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, the Houston Center for Photography, the Morris Museum, the Phoenix Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Sebastian’s work can be found in private collections, and in the permanent collections of Light Work and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.