Theresa Fairchild, Photographer
Theresa Fairchild picked up her first camera at nine years old, and her career in the arts was born. Thanks to her parents' interests in art and photography, she was encouraged to explore her father's 40-year-old darkroom equipment to learn the "Zone System" developed by Ansel Adams. Over many years of pursuing other careers and being a full-time wife and mother of two sons, Theresa immersed herself in her first love of photography with a renewed passion. Her photography begins a long journey with work containing natural images and symbols reflecting her dreams and inspirations, lending each image a surreal quality. Her images capture different themes, including the possibilities of light, shadows, contrast, and people, all mixed with her wildly eclectic imagination.
Theresa's commercial images have been published numerous times in Savannah Magazine and as editorial photographs in The Savannah Morning News, Coastal Antiques and Art, Tybee Breeze, Home Resource Book, The Stars and Stripes, as well as the covers of "Fertile Prayers, Daily Fertile Prayers" and "Murder on the Silver Comet Trail." She also has seen her work featured in promotional photographs used in banners, posters, brochures, online, Award-Winning interior design portfolios, and Aerial photography published in the New York Times. Her Advertising Designs have been published in Southern Living and Home Resource Book. Her work is part of several public and private collections and has been installed in the lobby of a well-known hotel in Savannah, Georgia. Her Photograph "To Our Troops" is installed in Third ID Headquarters, Fort Stewart, Georgia, The Pentagon, Washington DC, and Tybee Island Lighthouse in Tybee Island, Georgia.
Awards and Volunteer Service:
Honorable Mention Photography Award, Marine Science Center (Savannah, Georgia)
Habitat for Humanity (Savannah, Georgia)
Hope House of Savannah, Georgia Board, Member (2 Years)
Hunter Army Airfield Spouses Club, Board Member for 2 years, President for 1 year
Numerous Certificates of Appreciation for Volunteers and Services
Department Of The Army Commander's Award For Public Service