Camille Fine is a Documentary Photographer who aims to observe and memorialize the human condition, which allows us to find some mutual understanding of how we continue to exist in this world. Growing up in a single-parent home in Ohio, moving around often with her fraternal twin and two older siblings, she knew what it meant to feel like an outsider within her community. From a young age, she noticed that even the adults in the room didn’t have it all figured out. Camille soon realized that human behavior is complex, curious and worthy of digging deeper. It wasn’t until a high school film photography class that she realized there is value and purpose in imperfection, altering her long-held perception that if something is flawed it must be “fixed.” Photography is a way to face those flaws and explore their potential.

Camille received a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication and held internships at the Chicago Tribune, USA Today, and The Hill. She has also been recognized by College Photographer of the Year and the National Press Photographers Association. Although her passion for listening to and visualizing other people’s stories will always come first, 2020 challenged her and everyone else to look inward and beyond our perception of reality; putting ourselves into the lives of strangers while simultaneously cementing us to our own.

In 2020, Camille served as a wellness coordinator through AmeriCorps at the Athens Photographic Project, a nonprofit that aims to help a community of artists in mental health recovery dedicated to using photography as a tool for self-expression, personal growth, and stigma reduction. This position allowed her to share her love for photography with others and uplift creative people in Appalachia to use photography as a means of healing. Currently, Camille is a Reporter and Photojournalist at The Portsmouth Herald covering Southern Maine.

Nikon D750, Manfrotto Befree Live Carbon Fiber Video Tripod, 50mm F/1.8 lens, 35mm F/2, 24-70mm F/2.8, Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control.