“The Blues” by Jennifer Balink

So, this is happening.

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Easter Sunday (1)

Jennifer Balink Art Opening Reception

Eclectic Eye Midtown

January 8, 2016, 6-8 p.m.

Local Memphian Jennifer Balink is a writer, blogger (jennyslark.com), community engagement specialist and photographer.

Her latest series, “The Blues,” features photograph vignettes printed in cyanotype, a photographic process that dates back to 1842. All of her images were taken using the Hipstamatic app, digitally converted to negatives, and then enlarged for contact printing on archival cotton paper.

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Jennifer’s Background
Jennifer received a Bachelor of Arts in art and archaeology from Princeton University. While at Princeton, she studied under acclaimed American photographer Emmet Gowin and focused on 19th Century alternative printing processes.

Before returning to Memphis in 1999, she taught art in Dedham, Massachusetts and was awarded a Massachusetts Arts Council grant to create a visual history of Dedham. She currently works as vice president of donor relations for Lifeblood, Memphis’ only volunteer nonprofit…

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. jgroeber says:

    Just so happy for you! And sad for me that I’m not going to be anywhere near Memphis, TN this weekend. Also, I’m wondering where I was when you were up here in Dedham. Probably, I was in Memphis. Life is like that.
    Luckily there’s you to capture this life of ours in all it’s goofy mishaps and tender moments with your brilliant words and painstaking images. Sigh.
    Raising a glass to you from Massachusetts. xo

  2. gibett says:

    Congratulations on your show… I enjoy pictures that make me think. Nice work!

  3. Big congratulations to you! What gorgeous photos. Enjoy the show!

  4. Bravo Jen! The prints are luscious! Like Jen G. I so wish I could have surprised you and shown up for the opening… what a wonderful thing that would be! All the best with this exciting venture. xox

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