Cheri Lomonte has been making photographs since she first picked up a camera in college, but it didn’t become a passionate pursuit until she attended a photographic workshop in Taos, New Mexico.
“I have always been fascinated by people and the stories they have to tell. I guess that’s why I became a history major in college…but what I discovered when using a camera was that I learned more about people as I photographed them.”
In 2004, Cheri’s life took a radical turn.
“I was the director of an entrepreneurial program for the State of Texas, and my boss informed me that a vacation was long overdue—if I didn’t take a week of time off work, I’d lose it. So I packed my bag, and off I went to the Taos Institute of Art. The experience was so satisfying that when I returned, I quit my job and struck out as a full-time photographer!”
Lomonte has authored several books, and her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions. She currently has two shows scheduled for 2018.