“When you are quiet and observe everyday life there is drama and emotion even in stillness - that is the story my photography conveys."
“I consider myself blessed to have had a mix of experiences: a father who was a professional photographer and worked with the renowned fashion photographer Norman Parkinson whose stories helped to open my eyes to the world; a large family with all the accompanying joys and challenges; 34 years of international development experience with the United Nations and an innate passion for travel and adventure. Together these experiences led me to photography as a form of expression for what I see around me. I practice documentary photography out of which I see, compose and develop pieces of fine art. Other amazing photographers have influenced my work including the advice in David Hurn's On Being a Photographer, Robert Doisneau, workshops with National Geographic’s photographers like Raul Touzon, Arthur Meyerson and Sebastian "Suki" Belaustegui. More recently, I have enjoyed the generosity of Robert Rodriguez Jr. and his beautifully lit and textured landscapes. My work is a mosaic of influences, lessons, social development experiences and life in general. My photography is in progress as there is so much more to see and learn.”
Christine Norton was born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, where she recently returned to, after living and working for years in many countries around the world. She is a member of Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago, Board Member (Special Projects), Trinidad and Tobago Photographic Society and her images have been published internationally, notably by National Geographic Traveler UK, and in UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children publication. Norton earned her BA from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (Psychology and French) and her Master of Law and Science: Intellectual Property from the University of London, Queen Mary College, London, UK.
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