Omar Sosa (2012). Photograph by Maurice Robertson
Expressions in Sound and Motion
Maurice Robertson began his rapport with photography in 1983. Through an occasional workshop, informal mentoring with area professionals and consistent shooting, Robertson has developed an eye for composing with light.
Robertson has an affinity for professionally documenting music, particularly jazz and dance and theater performances, as well as candid street portraiture in the United States, the Caribbean, Brazil and North Africa. He also explores patterns in nature and is a dark room technician, to further enhance his photographic vision.
His work has appeared in the New England Jazz News, Downbeat, The Jamaican Magazine, Reach New England, Bass Musician Magazine, Shots, the Hartford News and the University of Hartford’s Observer. Since 1990, Robertson has been the recipient of several National Arts Programs Awards and has been reviewed by the Hartford Courant and the Hartford Inquirer.
Celebrating the African cultural experience and drawing attention to social themes common to all, Robertson demonstrates a sense of intimacy and empathy with the people and scenes he depicts.