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Jennifer (Cartolano) Moore

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Cupcakes and High Heels; Thanks A Lot Francis Bejamin Johnston , 2011 Photograph 18 X 24 © Jennifer Cartolano Moore
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Introspection, 2011 Photograph, Digital Composit © Jennifer Moore
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Bus Stop, 1AM Photograph © Jennifer Moore
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He Wears Their Footprints on His Heart Photograph © Jennifer Moore
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I AM, 2011 Photograph, Digital Mixed Media 18 X 24 © Jennifer Moore
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Chicago
Birth year
1974
Lives in
Chicago
Works in
Chicago
Schools
Governors State University, 2005, MA, Photography
Tags
pop, modern, traditional, photography, digital
Statement

My work is an appendage of myself; little arms and legs that belong wholly to me, of which I find difficult to live without. It is a very difficult thing to put my images outside of myself; for fear that they cannot breathe without me; for fear that they will stop living; for fear that I may stop living. As a mother must watch her children as they become independent and separate from her, the time has come for me to let go of my work; allowing it to find its own way in the world.

For a good deal of time, I felt that my work was separate and independent of my “other” life…my family. Today, I feel quite differently. I feel a portion of my artistic strength lies in what I know inside and out; my children, my family, and my experiences juggling motherhood, a career and my art. I have stopped resisting. I have caved. I have embraced this fact and I feel I am a better artist for it.

I am interested in emotions and experiences that influence our behavior. Birth, death, sexuality, culture, gender roles and religion play a pivotal role in shaping our lives. It is my intent to explore these commonalities through my photography to better understand humanity, motherhood, womanhood and myself.

-Jennifer Moore, Photographer, Artist, Human Being