Celine Hartwig

Iowa City, IA


Through her photography Celine explores the possibilities of what can happen inside the frame, arranging the contents of what she sees into visual language made clearer by the technical capabilities of the camera. She is drawn to the abstract qualities of minimalistic landscapes and architecture emphasizing shapes, textures, patterns and light. She is also interested in documenting the lives of everyday people in their communities as well as familiar places and things, capturing images that reveal something about shared experiences.

Born in Milwaukee and raised in Des Moines, Celine holds a B.S, and M.S. from Iowa State University and has studied photography for over 20 years. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the South and Midwest. She currently resides in Iowa City with her husband Andy.