Biography

Jane Fulton Alt is the recipient of the Photo District News 2011 Curators Choice Award; 2012 Humble Arts 31 Women in Art Photography award; 2007 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award; and multiple Ragdale Foundation Fellowships, and is a three-time winner of Photolucida’s Critical Mass for her Katrina and Burn portfolios.  Her photographs explore universal issues of humanity and the non-material world.  In her most recent series, The Burn, she embarked on an exploration of controlled prairie burns, placing an emphasis on its obscuring and regenerative properties through the artist's deft use of vignette and keen eye for otherworldly aspects of the natural world.  In Alt’s own words, the images "constitute a universal metaphor: the moment when life and death are not contradictory but are perceived as a single process to be embraced as a whole."  Her book "The Burn" was released in the fall of 2013 by Kehrer Verlag.

SELECT COLLECTIONS
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington D.C.
New Orleans Museums of Art, LA
DePaul University Art Museum, Chicago, IL
Beinecke Library, Yale University, CT
Centro Fotografico Alvarez Bravo, Oaxaca, Mexico
Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, Austin, TX
Collection of W. M. Hunt