Jennifer Shaw is a fine art photographer who lives and works in New Orleans, Louisiana. She started taking pictures at the age of eight and enrolled in her first darkroom course when she was fifteen. From that point forward she immersed herself in the medium, and went on to study it at the Rhode Island School of Design, earning a BFA in Photography in 1994. Curiosity led her to New Orleans, where she has been pursuing her art ever since. She currently teaches photography part time at the Louise S. McGehee School and works as a freelance photographer, with a concentration on her personal work and custom portraiture. Jennifer’s photographs have been featured in B&W Magazine, Shots, Light Leaks Magazine and The Sun. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and is held in both private and public collections, including the Huntsville Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
Photography is always an act of discovery for me. It’s about the joy of seeing and the mysterious convergence of light, texture and form as translated onto film. A sense of wonder and a reverence for beauty are motivating factors that lead me to document and interpret the world through the camera’s lens. I attempt to create images that transcend literal description, reaching beyond the physical surface of the subject to resonate with viewers on an emotional level.