Morning has Broken
Original photograph signed and numbered by Charlotte Gibb
Archival pigment photograph
Mounted and overmatted with 4-ply archival museum board
Multiple sizes available (See Print Size Information)
About the Artist
Charlotte Gibb is an award-winning and renowned nature and landscape photographer based in Northern California. She is known for her mastery of "Intimate Landscapes" — small scenes derived from a large landscape.
The youngest of nine, she spent her early life playing and exploring the rural Northern California mountain area of her childhood home. Her father, an avid mountain climber and nature lover, made sure his kids shared his passion for the outdoors. After his death in a climbing accident, her mother continued to encourage an attachment to nature, ensuring that family vacations were spent outdoors camping, hiking, and exploring.
Charlotte earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She cut her teeth in the advertising business as an art director in the 1990s, then operated her own graphic design firm in the San Francisco Bay Area for decades. Throughout her long career as an artist, her photography was constantly infused in her design work. Her darkroom has since been replaced with digital darkroom tools, and her style has evolved from a somewhat journalistic approach, to one that pays tribute to the natural world.
Charlotte writes and publishes on the subject of photography and creativity, has been a keynote speaker and educator for several national photography events, served as a judge for international and local photography competitions, and exhibits her work throughout California.
She can usually be found tromping with her camera bag in the wilderness areas around the Sierra Nevada range and Yosemite National Park in her home state.
Story Behind the Image
Springtime in Yosemite Valley is a special time of year, and especially if preceded by a wet Winter, as it was in 2017 when I made this photograph. Meadows were transformed into shallow lakes and waterfalls seemed to fall from every cliff.
I remember the day I made this photograph with great lucidity. Just a month before, I had been gravely ill, and although I was back on my feet, I was still very weak. There was an extraordinary Spring runoff occurring in Yosemite Valley, and I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to photograph it. Not yet strong enough to hike far, I photographed places close to the road — which turned out to be fine since the Valley was filled with beautiful, reflective flood water. What I remember most about this moment is experiencing an immense sense of gratitude and clarity. I’m certain that being in Yosemite at that exact time hastened my healing.
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