Norma Krieger is a Pratt Institute graduate, trained as a curator with a B.A in Arts Administration and a minor in Art Education. Since studying photography at Pratt it has been her passion and creative expression of choice.
Norma was born in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and raised in N.Y.C. Her sepia tone photographs of St.Croix, entitled, “VISIONS: St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, 1700s to Present”, celebrate the beauty and history of Norma Krieger’s beloved birthplace. The photographs showcase the sustained aesthetic glory of the island’s architectural and cultural history. Norma also serves as an ambassador to the U.S.V.I. “With an eye that composes light and form into compositions that both reveal and intrigue, Norma Krieger’s photography is a revelation,” says Che Baraka, head curator of the Skylight Gallery at The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation in Brooklyn, N.Y.
“With an elegant control, she has taken the iconic elements that inform the landscape and history of St. Croix and rendered them into compelling images of sunlight and shadowed edifices. Under Krieger's lens, land, sky, objects and structures are transformed into relational constructions that touch spirit and mind. Her photography encapsulates the edict put forth by the dean of American photography, Ansel Adams,‘you don't take a photograph – you make it.”