Margaret Hiden is an award-winning, photography-based fine artist and educator living in Birmingham, Alabama where she is a professor of photography and art at the University of Montevallo and Judson College. She holds a B.F.A. in photography from Birmingham-Southern College and graduated at the top of her class with an M.F.A. in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. Hiden is actively involved with organizations such as the Society for Photographic Education, College Art Association and has spent time living in Rockport, Maine working with esteemed photographers such as Andrea Modica, Sean Kernan and Debbie Fleming-Caffery at the Maine Media Workshops. While recently living in Atlanta she was involved with The Creatives Project Artist-In-Studio Residency and was mentor to youth in studio of One Love Generation. Hiden's latest endeavors as an educator and photographer brought her to the small island of Bonaire in the Leeward Antilles. Here she worked as Academic Lead on Broadreach's Bonaire Underwater Photography course during the summer of 2012 in conjunction with Lesley University.
Her personal work and research explore themes dealing with the photograph’s function; specifically, those that incorporate appropriated and original imagery leading to commentary on philosophies of the medium that pertain to memory. She has a particular obsession with and interest in the extinct, Kodachrome transparency. Margaret exhibits on a national level and has been internationally recognized.