Blake Fitch was born in Rochester, NY and received her BFA on full scholarship from Pratt Institute, with a major in photography and minor in photo history. After graduating she studied photography at the Art Institute of Chicago before earning her masters degree in Arts Administration from Boston University.

Fitch’s work has focused on themes of: identity, rites of passage, civil rights and belonging. Her work has been described as graceful and confident. The quality and breadth of her imagery has enabled her to receive a variety of grants and sponsorships including support from Kodak and Calumet Photographic. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is held in the collections of numerous museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Worcester Art Museum, and the George Eastman House of Photography.


Additionally, Mrs. Fitch served as the Executive Director of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA from 2002-2007, making the museum a preeminent resource devoted to the exhibition of photography.  She continues to curate independently and teaches photography.