Blacklow's work is based in photography but is altered through the application of pastels, text, and the creation of limited edition artist’s books and collages. She is the author of "New Dimensions in Photo Processes: A Step-by-Step Manual for Alternative Techniques”, Taylor & Francis/Focal Press, fifth revised and expanded edition, 2018, a book of illustrated instructions on historical sun-printing procedures and unusual contemporary methods. Selected exhibitions include Opsis Gallery, New York; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Royal Museum, Australia; and Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Blacklow is the recipient of: a Research Grant from the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University; New England Foundation for the Arts/National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship for Works on Paper; St. Botolph Club Foundation’s Morton C. Bradley Award; and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation Fellowship in Photography, among others. Her work is in the collections of the Addison Gallery of American Art, Doubleday Publishing, Duke University’s Sallie Bingham Collection, Harvard University’s Fogg Art Museum, the Sol Lewitt Collection at the Wadsworth Athenaeum, and Polaroid’s International Collection, to name a few. Recently, her art has been featured in “Gum Printing and Other Amazing Contact Printing Processes", "500 Handmade Books", and "Exploring Color Photography."