Norma I. Quintana (born in Cleveland, Ohio, 1954) is an American photographer and educator working in the tradition of social documentary. She photographs with film, primarily in black and white using available light. Quintana has studied under Mary Ellen Mark, Graciela Iturbide and Shelby Lee Adams. She has lectured nationally at major universities, including art residencies at Penn State and American University Washington D.C. She is a founding member of the Bay Area non-profit, PhotoAlliance.
Quintana's documentary project, Circus: A Traveling Life was published as a monograph by Damiani Editore, Bologna, Italy and distributed by D.A.P. Artbook Catalog in 2014. Limited edition, signed copies are available here.
Quintana currently lives in California with her family. After surviving the devastating Atlas Peak wildfire in October 2017, she began the Forage From Fire series that will be featured in an exhibition at SF Camerawork in October 2018.
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