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About the Artist

Jennifer Loomis (Seattle) is a film photographer and has focused on the pregnant female form for 15 years using mostly natural light and black and white film with no digital alteration. Her work is both narrative and abstract. She is interested in this body shape not only because it represents birth, rebirth, creation, and transformation, but also because it signifies declining birth rates, increased infertility, and the changing composition and new definition of family.

With an MA in photojournalism, Loomis endeavors to present the diverse shapes and stories of pregnancy, to give them a place in visual history, and to employ this archetypal female form to spark conversations about contemporary western social issues surrounding the family.

In 2013, Loomis was the recipient of a Puffin Foundation grant for her photography work with the maternal landscape.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.