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For nearly twenty years Charzette Torrence has captured unforgettable moments and
documented the power of the human spirits. A quiet yet highly perceptive observer
of life, Charzette Torrence fondly known as Charlie T. will tell you that she is destined
to be the most celebrated female photographer the world has ever known. Inspired by
memories of watching her mother take pictures, Charzette recalls, “ I thought it must
be magic. The ability to use a small instrument to make an image, a memory that will last a life time.”

In 1993, Charzette was the first African-American graduate from the photography
program at Detroit’s renowned art school College for Creative Studies. In the same
year, she produced her first one-woman show entitled “ For My People “. The photographic series was exhibited at the Detroit Repertory, which immortalized
images of common people in their unassuming iconoclastic environments. Soon
after her exhibit was displayed with the Michigan Junior League, Detroit Artist Market, and Art In General in New York. Then the Schromberg Museum of African American
Research Center in 1997 purchase a collection of Charlie T’s work called “ Single
Working Parents” as part of there permanent collection. As most great artist,
Charzette thirst for new ideals and knowledge lead her to Rockport Maine Photography Workshop where she assisted famed photographers Maggie Stebbers, Arnold Newman and Joyce Tennison.

Realizing that it was time to branch out on her own, Charzette opened Big As Life Photos, and was commissioned by companies such as Advance Communication,
Radio One, Comerica Bank, Campbell-Edwell, Don Coleman and R.J. Dale to
bring her photography vision to their brand of clients.

Currently Charzette has an impressive portfolio of celebrities such as Aretha Franklin,
Alicia Keys, Ray Jay, Ellen Degeneres, and Chaka Kahn. Her publish works can be seen
in magazines such as Black Enterprise, Code, Hue, Essence, and Emerge.

A quiet yet highly perceptive observer of life, artist Charzette Torrence says more
to the world in pictures than ever a sentence could. Her photographs capture, touches
and deliver emotion. This is her photographs, her vision, her art, and her destiny.

Interested in:

Portrait, Commercial, Art, Journalism, Other


Digital, Photography

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