Christine Pearl is a social documentary photographer who lives in Washington, DC. Facing the onset of a neurological disorder and the accompanying limited mobility Christine picked up a camera in 2010 as a way to face her disability and a life of pushing a walker. Her passion for photography is her physical therapy.
The core of her photographic practice is based on building relationships and trust. Utilizing past experience managing interior design and construction projects she uses her strong interpersonal skills to engage with people, establishing a connection with purpose. People and community are the starting point for her work. Everyday life and the poignancy in ordinary moments is taken seriously by creating a visual dialog that reflects on ourselves and our environment. During her residency at the Growlery Christine will spend her time where she’s most comfortable, on the street making environmental portraits.
Christine’s photo essay Last Car Running, documenting demolition derby culture in the mid-atlantic, has been featured in several publications, widely exhibited. The project was selected for solo exhibitions at the International Arts & Artists at Hillyer Art Space in Washington, DC, Haas Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania in Bloomsburg, PA and Weinburg Center for the Arts in Frederick, MD. The project has been exhibited in dozens of group exhibitions including Houston Center for Photography in Houston, TX, Griffin Museum of Photography in Manchester, MA, Gallery PH21 at Budapest University of Technology in Budapest, Hungary, HEAD ON Photography Festival in Sydney, Australia and American University Art Museum in Washington, DC.