Charlotte Gibb

Represented Artist


Represented Artist Page: charlottegibb

The youngest of nine, Charlotte spent her early life playing and exploring the rural 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.
A native of Northern California, 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 1990’s, 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.
“My images are frequently symbolic, with an eye oriented towards the subtle and sometimes overlooked elements of nature. My photographs are not meant to be pretty postcards, but rather frames that celebrate form, line, shape, color, and texture. I return to both familiar and secret places again and again to observe the changes brought about by the seasons, light and weather. I use everything I know about the technology of modern photography combined with my artistic aesthetic to create images that show the natural world differently.”


1987 Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

1984 Journalism/Photojournalism, Shasta College, Redding, CA

2022 The Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite National Park, “Sierra Overture”

2017 Viewpoint Photographic Arts Center, Sacramento, CA, “Mother Earth”

2014 Camera West, Walnut Creek, CA, “Western Landscape Impressions”

2014 Diablo Rock, Concord, CA, “Rock”

2013 Vino Locale, Palo Alto, CA, “Landscapes of California and the Pacific Northwest”

2021 “Many Happy Returns”, The Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite National Park, three pieces

2021  Yosemite Renaissance 36, Juried Exhibit, one piece

2020 Yosemite Renaissance 35, Juried Exhibit, one piece

2018 Yosemite Renaissance Artist in Residence, Gallery 5, Oakhurst, CA, “Transitions: Winter into Spring,” seven pieces

2018 Yosemite Renaissance 33, Juried Exhibit, two pieces

2018 Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock, CA, “Valley Focus,” Juried Exhibit, one piece

2017 Yosemite Renaissance 32, Juried Exhibit, one piece

2016 The Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite National Park, “The Great Certainty: Photographs Commemorating 100 Years of National Park Service Stewardship,” Juried Exhibit, one piece

2016 Yosemite Renaissance 31, Juried Exhibit, two pieces

2016 Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR, “Landscape: Photography Now,” Juried Exhibit, one piece

2015 Yosemite Renaissance 30, Juried Exhibit, two pieces

2021  14th Annual International Color Awards
Nominee Abstract Category — “Reflect”
Nominee in Nature Category — “El Capitan Emerges”
Nominee in Nature — “Good Morning, Yosemite!”
Nominee in Nature Category — “Last Sunset”

2021  Yosemite Renaissance 36
Honorable Mention — “The Valley Beckons”

2020  15th Annual International Spider Awards
Nominee, Professional Nature Category — “The Valley Beckons” and “After the Storm”

2020 13th Annual International Color Awards
Honorable Mention, Professional People Category — “A Walk in the Snow”
Nominee, Professional People Category — “The Musicians”
Nominees, Professional Nature Category — “Aspen Happy,” “Bridalveil After The Rain,” “Bridalveil Fall Winter Into Spring,” and “Room 504”

2019 12th Annual International Color Awards,
First Place, Professional Nature Category— “Autumn Aglow”
Honorable Mentions, Professional Nature Category —“Aspens and the Blue Light,” and “Sentinels”
Honorable Mention, Professional Wildlife Category — “Morning Slumber”
Nominee, Professional Nature Category — “Morning Has Broken”

2019 14th Annual International Spider Awards,
Honorable Mentions, Professional Nature Category — “Touch” and “Fallen”
Honorable Mention, Professional Aerial Category — “Going Up”
Honorable Mention, Professional People Category — “The Musicians”
Nominee, Professional Fine Art Category — “Human-Nature”

2018 Monochrome Awards International Black and White Photography,
First Place and Nature Photographer of the Year — “When The Forest Stirs”
Honorable Mentions, Professional Landscape Category — ”Ahwahnee Meadow Cottonwoods,” “Black Yosemite,” and “Yosemite Snowstorm”

2018 Epson Pano Awards,
Silver Award, Open Nature Category — “Canyonlands Storm”
Bronze Award, Open Nature Category — “Mt. Shasta Sunrise”

2018 11th Annual International Color Awards,
Honorable Mention, Professional Nature category — ”Portal”

2018 Yosemite Renaissance 33
Honorable Mention — ”When the Forest Stirs”

2018 Valley Focus, Carnegie Arts Center
Award of Excellence — ”Sandhill Crane Pastoral”

2017 12th Annual International Black and White Spider Awards
Nominee, Professional Nature Category — “Stand Together.”

2017 Top 101 International Landscape Photographs  — “Enchanted Forest”

2016 Yosemite Renaissance 31
First Place — “Sentinels.”

2015 10th Annual International Black and White Spider Awards,
Nominees, Professional Nature Category — ”Balance,” “Into The Light,” and “Winter’s Bone”

2015 USA Landscape Photographer of the Year
Overall Highly Commended — “Black Oaks and Snowy Mist,” “Pines Reflected in the Merced River,” “Path Through The Redwoods,” and “Twin Giants”

2015 Yosemite Renaissance 30, Cash Award — “Aspens & The Blue Light,”

2014 USA Landscape Photographer of the Year
Highly Commended — “Black Oaks & Granite,” “Aspens & The Blue Light”

Interview, The Landscape Photography Show

Interview, Understanding Photography Show

Documentary film series, “Charlotte Gibb: The Intimate Landscapes of Yosemite,” by Nick Taylor for Luminous Landscapes, 2019.

Interview, F8: Photographer’s Perspective Podcast, 2019

Interview, ƒ-stop Collaborate & Listen Podcast, 2018

Interview, OnLandscape, June, 2017

InterviewTerra-Quantum, January 14, 2017

Deborah Hughes, “Endframe: ‘Bridal Veil’ by Charlotte Gibb,” OnLandscape, Issue 101,
October 13, 2015.

Get Intimate: Making A Personal Statement With Intimate Landscapes, author, Mother Nature Publishing, April 2020

Landscape Photography Magazine, author “The Intimate Landscape,” Issue 74, April, 2017

Blog, “Stories, Photography Tips, and other Musings,”

Nature Photographers Network, contributing author,

Visual Wilderness, regular contributing author,

Landscape Photography Magazine, Issue 48, February 2015, “Featured Artist”

Cover, California State Parks, Annual Report, 2013

2022 Juror, Yosemite Renaissance 37

2021 Out of Chicago LIVE! Instructor and presenter

2021 Judge, Georgia Nature Photographers Association “In The Footsteps of Ansel Adams” competition

2020 Workshop instructor co-presenter with Michael Frye, Out of Chicago In-Depth

2020 Presenter, Out of Chicago LIVE!

2020 Key Note Speaker and workshop leader, Out of Yosemite Conference

2020 Presenter Visual Wilderness live online conference

2019 Key Note Speaker, Georgia Nature Photographer’s Association Annual Conference

2019 Presenter, Canon Live Learning Center, Costa Mesa

2018 Presenter and workshop leader, Moab Photography Symposium

2018 & 2019 Judge, InFocus Photography Competition, Sonora County

2016 Judge, USA Landscape Photographer of the Year Competition

2016-current Assistant, Michael Frye Workshops