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Christina Creutz

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Growing up in the suburban Midwest, Christina Creutz's world stopped at the Indiana state line. There are the same white houses, with the same two car garages on the same sized plots of land as far as the eye can see. After a while, she stopped looking. Crossing the state line, Creutz kept moving until she reached Cuba in April, 2001. "It is impossible to walk among the Cubans, to sit beside them on a bus, and not give them your heart," notes the artist.

"For me, photographing is enlightening as I see what others find precious and beautiful; what they've placed on a high shelf for safe keeping. Although there usually are not people physically present in my photographs, I don't find them empty."

Creutz received her Masters of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. She began taking pictures ten years ago to see what the world looks like through the camera. Her photographs have been shown in Havana and Florence, as well as throughout the United States. Traveling and photographing in places such as the Dominican Republic, South Korea, Italy, France, Cuba, and Mexico has kept her work compelling. Currently she is developing a body of work from New Orleans.