Jeanne Garrett, a mid-west based photographer, did not take a straight route to photography. With formal studies of photography at Barat College, she is primarily self taught.
Early in her photographic life, she joined the staff of the Reagan/Bush campaign where she documented candidates on the campaign trail in Illinois. Her photos of the Victory ’80 Bus Tour were used in the final edition of the Reagan/Bush newsletter.
After a corporate career in communications and marketing, she renewed her passion for photography and dedicated her life to photographic projects.
Garrett’s renewed artistic connection to the landscape and the environment became a theme of her photography. Her solo exhibit: ELEMENTS: Earth, Wind, Water, Fire was held at the A. Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas, in 2021. Her work has been shown in multiple museums and art galleries throughout the United States. She has won several awards including Merit Awards from the Black & White magazine, a Best in Show at the Gallery Seven in Lockport, Illinois, and several Honorable Mentions for her photographs.
Her photographs are part of private collections and she has appeared in publications including the Daily Herald newspaper, Birds and Blooms magazine and the websites of the BBC and National Geographic.
Northern University Art Museum, DeKalb, IL "The Arts as a Means to Well Being" 2021