On Kelli Yon's twenty-first birthday, two life changing events occurred. First, she learned that her vision had been impaired for quite some time and that the world actually looked much different than she realized. Second, she was given a camera. This sparked her lifelong passion to explore and document the minutia of the everyday around her. 

In 1997 Yon received an MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts. Her work has been exhibited internationally since 1994 in such venues as Haines Gallery and SF Camerawork in San Francisco, at Nicolai Fine Art in New York, the Secrist Gallery in Chicago and Blue Sky in Portland, Oregon. 

Editorial Clients include: Travel + Leisure, Organic Style, Dwell, Fast Company, & San Francisco Magazine.