Yvette Meltzer has worked with a variety of visual art mediums throughout her life, but it is the

magic and mystery of photography that has captured her long-term engagement. While advancing

in a career in education and social services, she always kept a camera tucked close by, ready to

record the rich and detailed world around her. Eventually she traded in her briefcase for a camera bag.


Yvette’s conceptual art photography reflects her interest in people, the narratives of their lives,

and the environments that shape them. Through her lens she enjoys the convergence of color,

light, and form, so often missed by the naked eye. At the end of the day Yvette considers herself

successful if her subjects feel empowered, if her photographs have engaged people’s curiosity

and/or motivated them to think. She strives for congruence between her values and her images

and hopes that her aesthetics add pleasure to people’s lives. A recent arrival to Durham, North

Carolina, Yvette’s award-winning photographs have been exhibited in galleries and publications

both nationally and internationally, and are held in numerous private collections.

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