/ 2016 / Fine Art / Collage
The Lions' Den
The web has been woven and we are caught in it. The work
uniquely puts the viewer in a precarious position. With the current
issues of perpetual war, mass exodus, and Christian Genocide the
world is now faced with many moral dilemmas. Do we look at the
image and say, take up arms, this could be me and mine; or do we
look at the image and say, this horrible existence that I fear is
happening right now to someone else.
Strikingly, This modern depiction is seen through the eyes of a
woman, honoring the many mothers and children who perhaps
suffer most in times of war and persecution. You see her clutching
the image of The Sacred Heart Of Jesus, while surrounded by what
seems to be impossible adversity.
His most recent work is a combination of his knowledge of large and medium format traditional photography combined with a passion for new and experimental digital techniques. By using the finest large and medium format cameras to create the sharpest detailed large scale negatives, in conjunction with modern digital cameras and program technologies, he is able to create photographs or images that have the detail of fine art master photography and the heart, soul, and freedom of painting.
Christophers' work has been shown in museums locally and galleries across the United States. In 2012, his image, The Good Samaritan, was the winner of The National Catholic Arts Exhibition at St Vincent College and since has earned an honorable mention and peoples choice award in the Biannual Exhibition. His work has been chosen for exhibitions by notable jurors from MOCA Cleveland, Andy Warhol Museum, Brooklyn Museum, and Carnegie Museum of Art. Christopher has also received awards from notable Curators such as Linda Benadict Jones and Art Historian John T. Spike, past Director of the Florence Biennale. In the last few years, Christopher and his work were featured in Camera Obscura Journal, Whirl Magazine, The Catholic Accent, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, The National Catholic News Service, Religion News Service, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post. In 2016 he was awarded The Charles Dodgson Black & White Award at The Berlin Photo Bienniale and in 2017 he was also on the shortlist for the Fomenar Prize (Exhibition Barcelona, Spain).