Apartment Grass Cindy has a rare combination of talent as an award winning fine art photographer, a master printmaker and a computer software expert. She often takes more that a thousand shots is a single session, carefully developing just one or two of these into a finished print. This involves many hours of meticulous computer work, creating an image of subtle, painterly quality.

Growing up in Costa Rica's tropical paradise, Cindy has been intimately connected to the natural world from an early age. After receiving a degree in mathematics from Hunter College in New York City, she temporarily put aside this early love while managing a trading desk at a Wall Street brokerage firm. In 1987, she resigned from this position and soon found herself in deepest Africa, camera in hand, capturing images of the wildlife that have always intrigued her. This blossomed into a passion that has taken her to the deserts of Namibia, the jungles of Costa Rica, the fragile ecosystems of Antarctica, as well as the awe inspiring beauty of the Florida Everglades.

Cynthia Walpole has studied photography and printmaking with some of the greatest contemporary image makers. Education:.


  • BS, Mathematics - Hunter College of the City of New York
  • Printmaking: Charles Cramer
  • Color Management: Bill Atkinson
  • Composition: Stephen Johnson
  • Creativity: John Paul Caponigro
  • Retouching: Katrin Eisman

Recent and upcoming exhibits include:

  • Feb 2014 Sarasota (FL) Center for the Arts two person exhibit in collaboration with her husband Charles Fritsch
  • Feb 2014 NJ Flower and Garden Show, Edison, NJ
  • Jan 2014 Space Coast Birding Festival, Titusville, FL
  • Oct 2013 Cape May (NJ) Autumn Birding Festival
  • Sep 2013 HummerBird Celebration, Rockport,TX
  • Aug 2013 Sedona (AZ) Hummingbird Festival
  • Nov 2012 Cape Coral Art Studio, two person exhibit in collaboration with her husband Charles Fritsch
  • Jun 2012 Limner Gallery "Arte Natura" Juried Competition
  • Jan-Mar 2012 San Diego Museum of Natural History, "Best of Nature" Juried Photography Exhibit, winner "Best in Nature" award
  • Jan-Mar 2012 Carmel Center for Photography, Juried Competition
  • Jan-Mar 2012 Camera Obscura Magazine Winter of 2011 finalist
  • Nov 2011 Von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL, Founders Annual Juried Competition
  • Sep-Dec 2011 CIAO Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY Juried Competition, Second Place
  • Sept 2011 PDN (Photo District News) "Great Outdoors" Annual Juried competition, First Prize winner
  • Aug 2011 Florida Museum of Photography, Tampa, FL, International Competition, Honorable Mention
  • Apr 2010 Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, People's Choice Award
  • Nov 09 Fotoweek DC Annual Juried Competition, Award of Merit, Washington, D.C.
  • Jun to Nov 08 Smithsonian Institution new Hall of Oceans exhibit, Finalist, International Competition. Washington, D.C.
  • Sept 08 Pen and Brush, Juried Winners Exhibition, New York City, Second Prize winner
  • Feb 08 NANPA International Competition, Judge's Choice Award


  • Direct Art Magazine, Sept 2012
  • Naples Daily News Neopolitan Jan 2012
  • Winter of 2011 issue Camera Obscura Magazine
  • PSA (Photographic Society of America) Jul 2010 'Antarctica'. Winner of the Chatham Award for Best Featured Article in the PSA journal in 2010
  • NANPA's 'Expressions' magazine 2010, 2009, 2008 editions
  • "The Forest Elephants of Dzanga Sangha" 2007

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