M.A. in Art Therapy, Marylhurst College, 1995 and a B.A. in Philosophy, University of Oregon, 1993


Owner and principal photographer at Campbell Salgado Studio, an internationally recognized fine art, portrait photography studio in Portland, OR, 1995-present. 


  • Moscow Photo Awards Winner - 2016
  • Photography Masters Cup - International Color Awards, Honor of Distinction in Fine Art - 2011
  • Photography Masters Cup - International Color Awards, Nominee in People - 2010
  • American Photo, Images of the Year - Honorable Mention - 2009
  • American Photo, Images of the Year - Honorable Mention - 2008
  • Popular Photography sponsored contest - Grand Prize Winner - 1998


Camera & Craft - 1 of 9 featured photographers in Focal Press’s photography guide book written by Andy Batt, Candace Dobro and Jodie Steen - 2014
Shutterbug Magazine - 'The Family Portrait Business' by Maria Piscopo - Jan 2014
Fearless Critic - Portland Restaurant Dining Guide, cover photo - 2010

solo exhibitions

Enmascarados, solo exhibition, said, Portland OR - 2012
Lotería, solo exhibition, Old Portland Architectural, Portland, OR - 2011
Angel Archives, solo exhibition, Fundacion Sebastian, Mexico City, Mexico - 1999

group exhibitions

  • The Big Picture, MOP Denver, curated by Mark Sink, Denver, Colorado - 2017
  • Intimate Portraits: juried by Joyce Tenneson, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT - 2017
  • Color, SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC -  2016
  • Diffusion Lemniscate Show, A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX - 2016
  • Center Forward, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO - 2013
  • Día de los Muertos Show, Guardino Gallery, Portland, OR - 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Finger Licking Good: Art about Food, The Arts Center, Corvallis OR - 2012

public projects 

Pack Your Kit, featured portrait photographer in video-documentary series created by Blackstone Edge Studios - 2010.
Children with Heart, created for the Children’s Heart Foundation, Oregon-Chapter. Portraits of local children with congenital heart defects on display at LionHeart & Pulse events, 2005 - 2015.
Zen on the Street, portrait exhibition of children in and out of transitional housing finding peace in Street Yoga - 2009. Portraits featured on Neda Ulaby’s story “‘Street Yoga’ Helps Homeless Kids Find Balance” on NPR’s Weekend Edition - 8/30/09

major art project  

11 x 11 Sculpture Show, co-creator of an international cultural exchange between sculptors from Mexico and Oregon.  Curated and administrated two traveling exhibitions between five premier exhibit destinations in Oregon and Mexico. 1996-1997   


An Oregon native, Kim Campbell is a wife, mother and widely-respected photographer who delights in finding beauty in nature, people, and life’s special moments.

Campbell’s interest in photography began while a student at the University of Oregon. Having always been a visual person, Campbell found she loved the way photographs allowed her to create images that evoked emotion.

Campbell began photographing for Campbell Salgado Studio in 1997, catering to both expectant and growing families. In the years since, she has designed many of the product lines and ventures with which the studio is involved. With Campbell at the helm, Campbell Salgado Studio has been dubbed “Best Mom ‘n’ Pop Photographers” by Willamette Week and was named “Audience Choice” winner in the Best of Citysearch awards. Additionally, Campbell’s award-winning photography has been featured in both Popular Photography and American Photo magazines. She’s participated in the acclaimed portfolio review Photo Lucida in 2013 and 2015.

Outside of the studio, Campbell’s intuitive networking and business skills lead her to become a founding member of is a local group of mother-owned businesses, linked professionally by a common thread of services centering around holistic family well-being. She conceived and created an innovative video blog called LifeHack INC that is a creative showcase for how she and her husband, Francisco Salgado, think outside the box.

Campbell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Oregon, and a Master’s degree in Art Therapy from Marylhurst University.