|Christopher Burkett was born in 1951 and raised in the Pacific Northwest. In 1975, while he was a brother in a Christian order, he became interested in photography as a means of expressing the grace, light and beauty he saw present in the world of nature. In 1979, Burkett left the brotherhood to pursue photography and married his wife, Ruth. He learned the offset printing process and ran four-color printing presses and laser scanners to create detailed color separations. Years of experience in the printing trade helped him develop a fine discernment of color and gave him a deep understanding of the principles of color and tone reproduction. Today Burkett travels all over the United States to make photographs of the natural world. He is renowned for his skill as a color printer and has taught several workshops sponsored by the Friends of Photography and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. He has also published two books Resplendent Light (2004) and Intimations of Paradise (1999). Christopher Burkett’s photographs are included in the permanent collections of several public institutions and private collections.
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