Uzbekistan Through the Lens:
Christine Armbruster, Photography Leader
With a background in photography and a fascination of world cultures, Christine blends her commercial and documentary photography to create stylistic, sophisticated imagery for both work and pleasure. In addition to contemporary digital photography, she shoots medium format film on a camera from the 1970s while traveling in order to capture more raw, offbeat images. She says, it's not about having the latest technology, it's about how you use your tools. She feels this approach allows her to slow down, connect with her subject, and produce more thought-provoking photographs.
Listen to what James R. Swensen, associate professor of art history and the history of photography at Brigham Young University, has to say about Christine on NPR (minute 30).
Her work has been published internationally and shown in galleries throughout the United States. Her editorial and food images have appeared in magazines including AFAR, Outside Magazine, Wine Enthusiast, The Dominican Today, and the Utah Historical Quarterly. She continues to work with ad agencies and businesses to create images and video for clients including The Travel Channel, Dove, Airbnb, The Waldorf Astoria, Hilton Hotels, James Beard Foundation, Grubhub, Cafe Zupas, and Petra Caravan Tours.
Christine is a fun-loving, social person who readily connects with the people she photographs, from nomads in the Arabian desert to coffee pickers in the Dominican Republic; from teenage refugees in the U.S. to marginalized communities in Eastern Europe.
Christine Armbruster is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can see her work on her website at www.christinearmbruster.com or Instagram at www.instagram.com/armbrusterphoto.
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