Christine Riedell is a California based photographer, and a native Californian. She received a Bachelor's of Arts in English from the University of Southern California, and a Master's in Art from San Francisco State University. As a photographer, she is concerned with the effects of time on the natural landscape, approaching landscapes with a contemplative and precise view. She's attracted to landscapes with a sense of history, both culturally and geographically and needing to be in the landscape, and become one with it. Part of her objective is to understand the landscapes, and chooses projects where she can learn ever more about them. Nature, and the forces of nature, are a vital part of her photography. Weather, seasons, colors, water are all important.
Christine Riedell has photographed extensively in the Western United States and France. She has exhibited her landscape photographs in over sixty exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Her work is included in public and private collections, including the Bibliotheque National, Paris, France, the Oakland Museum, the Crocker Art Museum, the San Francisco Artist Gallery, and the Min Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. She has received numerous awards and honors for her photography, including the James D. Phelan Art Award, and three California Arts Council grants.