Isabel combines a deep understanding of traditional lighting and portraiture, classical composition, digital techniques, and documentary photography to achieve vibrant, natural portraits. She prefers natural settings where kids and families can interact with their surroundings, run, play, and be themselves.
Isabel was the 2008 grand prize winner of the National juried exhibit "Close to Home" at Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, Connecticut, which resulted in a two-person exhibit at the gallery in 2009. She has had solo exhibits at Atticus Books, New Haven (2017); the Lyman Center for the Performing Arts in New Haven (2011), the Capitol - Legislative Office Building in Hartford (2007), the Orange Library in Connecticut (2008), and the Loudoun County Library in Leesburg, Virginia (2006). Her images have received awards in juried exhibits at Images in Guilford, Connecticut, ArtSpace in Hartford, Connecticut, and Gallery on the Green in Canton, Connecticut and have been included in numerous other juried exhibits including Gallery 14 in Hopewell, NJ. Her images have received awards from the University Photographers' Association of America.
Her recent documentary projects include "Women in Black," exhibits in 2018 and 2007 of 119 portraits of women judges in Connecticut at the State Capitol sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Foundation as part of its James W. Cooper Fellows oral history of women in the legal profession.
She has over 100 images in "Little League, Big Dreams" by Charles Euchner, a documentary study of the Little League World Series and the changing dynamic of youth sports in America. She has also completed a series of images depicting over 60 neighborhood parks in Boston as part of a commissioned study on immigrants and the use of urban public spaces.
Recent travel portfolios include Alaska, the Azores, Portugal, Iceland, Curacao, Greece, Guatemala, Barcelona, London, and Europe in Winter. View personal projects at https://isabelchenowethphotography.com.