Biography

Christina Fallara grew up in the hills of northwestern Pennsylvania. She studied at Speos Photographic Institute in Paris and received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York State. She is now based in London and is currently working on a series of Icelandic landscapes. Her work has appeared in US and UK publications including Monocle, Grazia, Newsweek, Book, and Classic FM magazines.

Statement

"As a relative outsider, I am interested in exploring how Avon's character and history - the Roman settlements of Bath, Bristol's trading seaport past and the modern mix of vibrant cityscapes and bucolic countryside - have shaped the lives of its current inhabitants.

At the beginning of this project, I am perhaps most intrigued to find out how the county's identity is held together: to pursue what links the land and its people, including the name Avon itself, a curious symbol of both unity and independence."