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Jennifer Loomis – Artist Statement
Jennifer Loomis is an award-winning photojournalist, fine-art Photographer, artist, and educator known for her groundbreaking work with the pregnant nude in 2001. Her first book, Portraits of Pregnancy: The Birth of a Mother (Sentient, 2009) coincided with a retrospective of her work in Perugia, Italy.
Jennifer holds an MA in photojournalism from the University of Missouri, School of Journalism. She was a Visual Communications Fellow and Faculty Member at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. She taught photography at the University of Missouri, the University of Washington, Seattle Central Community College, was a guest teacher at the Frye Art Museum’s Women and the Arts Program, and The Los Angeles Center of Photography.
Her photography has been in numerous books and featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, Seattle Times, and on CNN, ABC, and NPR. Jennifer has photographed more than four thousand women and their families worldwide, including celebrities, politicians, musicians, and Fortune 500 executives.
While still maintaining a busy portrait studio, Jennifer recently began exploring public art and completed a portrait project on essential workers in South Seattle funded by the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, bringing higher visibility to underrepresented individuals living and working behind the scenes in essential roles during the pandemic. She will be an artist in residence in the fall at the Vashon Artist Residency. WHen not creating or running her business, Jennifer can be found at KVI beach with her dog, playing video games with her young son at the arcade.
She loves living on Vashon Island and has found it a very welcoming place to live.
Jennifer’s Studio is stop #27, on the 2023 VIVA Spring Art Studio Tour, May 6-7 & 13-14, Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 am – 5 pm. For more information on the free, self-guided tour and an interactive map, click here.