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Christopher Burkett

Photographer from United States of America

Christopher Burkett (1951 – ) is an American landscape photographer, known not only for his large format photography of woodlands but also as a former brother in an Orthodox Christian religious order who, Vincent Rossi writes, has "transformed photographic technique into a spiritual endeavor." Burkett's books and exhibits have been reviewed in the Bloomsbury Review, San Diego Union-Tribune, Washington Post, and Book Reader; an interview with Burkett was published in View Camera magazine. Articles about Burkett have also appeared in Camera Arts, Hasselblad Forum, and Popular Photography. The North American Bookdealers Exchange awarded Burkett's book Intimations of Paradise Best Book of the Year for Art and Photography in 1999 and in 2004 he was one of twelve photographers honored with the Hasselblad Masters award for his photography by camera manufacturer Hasselblad. Burkett was born in 1951, grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and now lives in Oregon. He joined a Christian religious brotherhood in the early 1970s and, in 1975, first became interested in photography as a form of spiritual expression. In 1979 he left the brotherhood and married his wife, Ruth.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1951
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Photographer

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