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Christopher Petrich

Toweled Torso, 1999

pigment print

image 3 x 2.5

My subject is the Pacific Northwest. My pictures testify to 45 years of observations and impressions. I embrace the tradition of American photography as seen in the work of W. Eugene Smith, Paul Strand and Ansel Adams. My interests are broad, ranging from human relationships to the grand vistas of the Northwest's rugged Cascade and Olympic terrain.

I received my degree in Art, Design, and Art History from The American University. I had a modest career as a commercial and portrait photographer, and from very early on in my career I've exhibited in museums and galleries. I recently studied under Alan Ross, well known photographer, master printer and educator.

I've been to England, working with The Daily Mail newspaper and Camera, a magazine devoted to avant-garde photography. I've also traveled to Israel, Italy and the Republic of Ireland.