Cheryl Bomba began her photography career as a special education teacher, photographing portraits of her students with autism. Today, her main subjects of interest include small moments from life found in nature, architecture, and sculpture, which she then adds her own creative vision to. She achieves harmony in her pieces through her use of color, rhythm, and proportion, thus creating new perspectives on everyday subjects. In addition to creating her own work, Bomba strives to help other photographers achieve their visions as well, as the instructor of “iPhonography at Ellarslie,” a hands-on course that teaches the basics and creative potential of photography via the iPhone. 

Native New Jerseyian Cheryl Bomba has been a resident of Mercer County for over twenty years. Self-taught, Cheryl became involved with photography as a special education teacher when she bought one of the first digital cameras and began taking portraits of her students with autism. Since then, her interests have expanded to include capturing small moments in nature, architecture, and sculpture.  

 Cheryl’s work has been juried into many regional, national, and international exhibitions, including those at The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Grounds for Sculpture, the Monmouth Museum, the Pennsylvania Center for Photography, the Philadelphia Sketch Club, the Phillips’ Mill Community Association, and the Salmagundi Club.  

Cheryl’s work has won numerous awards, most often awards for creativity and innovation. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission and Capital Health Regional Medical Center. 

Cheryl is a member of the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County, Artists of Bristol on the Delaware, Belmar Arts, Bristol Photographers Club, the Guild of Creative Art, the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, the Lehigh Valley Photography Club, New Hope Arts, and the Photographers’ Group (Founding Member). 

New Brunswick Art Salon 2024 – Photography: “The Art of Perspective”

Artist statement 

Looking to capture small moments in life and stretch them through photography.  


“The Art of Perspective” NBAS 2024