Yvette Meltzer enjoyed a variety of art media–drawing, painting, copper enamel work and photography–while growing up in Chicago where she was born and educated. Her passion for photography continued as she advanced in a fulfilling career in education, conflict resolution and court mediation until ultimately, photography has become her primary activity. Her award-winning fine art and documentary photography reflects her interest in people, the narratives of their lives, and the environments that shape them. For the past three years she has been an active member of Artists for Action, Chicago, documenting social justice and the resistance movement.
She considers herself successful if she has created congruency between her values and her photography, motivating people to think and to feel, and/or to experience pleasure through the aesthetics of her artistry.Her photography has been exhibited in U.S. galleries from coast to coast and internationally in Beijing, Paris, and Barcelona. Additionally, Ms. Meltzer’s photographs have been featured in publications including Lenscratch, F-stop and Don’t Take Pictures, Fabricare, Musee, Mockingbird and SHOTS. Her work is also held in several private collections.