|Christine Blackburn first picked up a Pentax K-1000 for an introductory
photography class at Greenfield Community College in her native state of
Massachusetts. Since then she has not put it down.
In January of 2000 she moved on to New York City, where in 2002 she graduated
Magna Cum Laude from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA
in Photography and a minor in Cultural Anthropology. She has worked on various
personal documentary projects including a series about Brooklyn, NY (2000), a
project about faith and perseverance in Eastern Tennessee (2001), and various
projects on Cuba (2001-05).
Gallery exhibitions include group shows at the Fishtank Gallery in Brooklyn, NY,
New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Lobby, Tisch School of the Arts
8th floor gallery, and solo exhibitions at the Brecht Forum in Manhattan and
the National Museum of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in
Manhattan. Permanent collections include Barclay's Capital Bank in Manhattan
and private collections. Christine has also taught for New York University's
Special Programs Department Summer Photography Workshop in Havana, Cuba. She is
currently seeking publication of a book of work from her latest project about
the young gay community in Cuba.