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Cheryl Rossum is a fine art photographer working across a broad range of genres. Her images, suffused with a strong sense of light and shadow have alternately been described as abstract, surrealist, impressionist and metaphysical.

A graduate of Barnard College, she began work as a photographer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and later for Apple Computer, Northrop, Mobil Oil and The New York Stock Exchange. In a field customarily dominated by men, she elevated industrial photography to a fine art by exploring the integration of man and machine. The New York Times called her work for EF Hutton "museum quality." The ASMP exhibited her work and designated her Corporate Photographer of the Year at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in 1987.

Inspired by ancient mosaic pavements and by Plato's "Allegory of the Cave," she has produced a series of images she calls "Plazas." These are meticulously woven from as many as 60 individual photographs shot from helicopters and tall buildings. The shadows of those who move across the plazas challenge our perception of reality. Each image may take up to a year to produce.  

In contrast, her seascapes and ocean abstractions are created by a single time exposure of several seconds. The film records light as it moves through time and across space kinetically. Nature etches its own image. 

In 2016, Cheryl Rossum was awarded First Prize Fine Art in the Julia Margaret Cameron Competition for the photograph "Wall Shadow 4L" and in 2020 First Prize Cityscapes for her images of Chicago and Winston Salem, N.C.

She prints her images in limited editions of archival permanence: dye transfer, digital pigment and silver gelatin. Prints of the images that are currently on the website are available in the sizes and media detailed. Bespoke sizes and commissions may also be considered. 


Your inquiries and comments are welcome. 

All photographs on this website are copyrighted and all rights are reserved. None may be reproduced without written permission of the artist.

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