Setophaga petechia, 2017, 28” x 34” (framed)
Christine Fitzgerald is an award-winning fine art photographer from Ottawa, Canada. Christine has always been captivated with the natural environment. Her fascination began in her childhood growing up in a small town in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada, and has never abated. Much of her work deals with the fragile relationship between humans and nature, and the tension that this relationship inevitably creates. Her images are produced intuitively using digital and vintage large format cameras and lenses, often integrating historical and modern photographic tools and processes. Christine has degrees from Acadia and Dalhousie Universities, and completed the diploma program at the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa. She recently completed an artist residency at the Ottawa School of Art and was an invited artist in residence in print media, at York University’s School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design. Christine has won numerous awards including the 2016 International Fine Art Photographer of the Year from the Lucie Foundation and was a category winner of the 2017 International Julia Margaret Cameron Award for women photographers. She was one of 15 visual artists selected for the epic Canada C3 Expedition on the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Her work has been showcased in exhibits around the world including Ottawa, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, Barcelona and London, and has been featured by The Washington Post, CBC, Black+White Photography Magazine, UK and PhotoEd Magazine.