Christine Fitzgerald is an award-winning fine art photographer from Ottawa, Canada. Christine has always been captivated with nature. 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. Her work has been showcased around the world including Ottawa, Toronto, New York City, Los Angeles, and London. Her work has been featured by The Washington Post, Black+White Photography Magazine and PhotoEd Magazine.
Christine Fitzgerald est une artiste photographe primée qui habite Ottawa, au Canada. Une grande partie de son œuvre porte sur la relation fragile entre les êtres humains et la nature, et la tension que cette relation engendre inévitablement. Elle produit ses images intuitivement en utilisant des appareils numériques, ainsi que des caméras à grand format et des lentilles antiques, et en combinant les outils et procédés photographiques historiques et d’aujourd’hui. Christine est titulaire de grades décernés par les universités Acadia et Dalhousie, et a achevé le programme menant à un diplôme de l’École des arts photographiques: Ottawa. Ses photographes ont été exposées partout dans le monde, y compris à Ottawa, à Toronto, à New York, à Los Angeles et à Londre. Son travail a été publi dans le Washington Post, le magazine Black + White Photography et le magazine PhotoEd.
My ‘Threatened ) series contemplates the tension between humans and the natural environment and the brevity of life . The earth is a tough planet. Eve r y thing is in a state of flux- it h as always h as been that way. Mass extinctions have occurred before. They are not new. The current on going event is different. Unlike previous ones, humans have accelerated the rate of evolution of life on earth. The inspiration for Threatened were all the naturalists and explore s who travelled the globe collecting specimens to help us better understand and the world. The series was created using the 19th century wet plate collodion photographic process in which the hues, tones and serendipitous imperfections generated by the process combine with the subject matter to convey the disturbing present reality of the world’s threatened and endangered species and the bleak future they face . The imperfections from the process are metaphors for the imperfections of humanity.
Melospiza melodia, 2016
Pigment print on archival rag from Tintype
26×32 inches unframed; 28×34 inches
Mounted and framed with white frame
Edition of 10