Jane is a fine art photographer in East Lansing, Michigan. She has a degree in Anthropology from the University of Minnesota and photography training from the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, Montana.
Jane's projects are created with a conceptual approach and are motivated by a story, message, or education element. They require extended periods of time and focus on subjects that are delicate, overlooked, discarded, forgotten or underappreciated.
In 2003 Jane received a grant from IFP Minnesota Center for Media Arts to create the documentary Photographs and Stories of Refugee Women: Perseverance, Dignity, Strength, Hope & Peace.
In 2008, in collaboration with Project Common Ground and funding from The Colorado Trust, she completed the documentary titled Pursuing the American Dream - Stories & Photographs of Immigrants in the Grand Valley.
In 2013 she received a Chris Clark Fellowship from ACGL and was chosen as one of four Michigan artists to participate in the Art from the Lakes program - a cultural exchange program between Shiga, Japan and Michigan. This was the inspiration for Foreshadowing - Endangered & Threatened Plant Species.
For this project, Jane photographs the shadows of endangered plant species and transfers the images onto paper she makes from invasive plant species. View current and upcoming exhibitions.
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