Keren Beddoe Hitchcock

I am a teacher and a practicing artist
with a passion for film and digital photography.


About me

I was born and raised in England where I attended school until the age of 17, when my family relocated to Fayetteville, Tennessee. I came to Chattanooga for college not knowing that this incredible city would become my home. I acquired my BA Fine Art Photography and Media Arts from UTC and spend much of my free time with my camera. I love swimming and have enjoyed it both in and out of the water. I have swam competitively, have lifeguard training, and have taught private swimming lessons to children. I cherish my family, friends, and students who challenge me to be the best person I can be.

I have always been passionate about education. Upon relocating I was 1 year short of my A Level certificates. I worked with my teachers to continue this program whilst attending American High school, mailing my work back for assessment. My father always told me that your education is the one thing that cannot be taken from you, a lesson that I have made a career of.




I have never felt more comfortable or confident in front of a camera.
— Katlyn, Portrait Client
She took her time made sure that I loved my photos. She listened to exactly what I wanted and created it perfectly.
— Kristen, Portrait Client



Art education develops critical thinkers who ask questions and approach problems creatively. The art classroom encourages students to build a community with their peers and integrates learners from all disciplines. As a teacher, I aspire to provide space for students to develop skills necessary to work in a technologically dependent world, and problem-solvers who are eager to explore the world through a creative lens.



K-5 Art Teacher
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Jan 2018 to present

Private Swimming Instructor
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Aug 2009 to Dec 2016

Amazon Fullfilment Center
Aug 2015 to Jan 2016

Film Technician
Jan 2015 to Aug 2015

Studio Assistant
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Dec 2014 to Mar 2013

Teaching Assistant
UTC Fine Arts
Aug 2012 to Dec 2012



M.Ed. Visual Arts
University of Tennessee, Cha
Spring 2016 to Fall 2018

B.F.A. Photography & Media
University of Tennessee, Cha
Fall 2010 to Spring 2014


Awards & Publications

OCB Photo Awards 
Roasting: ‘Catch of the day’     
December 2014

Curator’s Award
UTC Juried Exhibition     
May 2014
Harriet Tubman Housing     
September 2013

Pulse News
’Quel Fromage!"‘     
November 2013



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