Time and place.
Serendipity and connection.
History and present moment.
Measured yet compassionate.
The right frame and the exact quantity of trust required for a portrait to bloom.
Yvette Meltzer has made her career in social services; her photography began as a simple chronicle of her life and has evolved into a practice that anchors her energy and keeps her observing the world around her, so rich in detail and story.
Key influences include her dad and her great Uncle Saul, memories of her own childhood, and her worry about racial relations since her modest role in the Civil Rights movement to the present day. Her photo series feature both figurative and abstract work.