Jennifer Schlesinger: CJL 2017 Finalist

JENNIFER SCHLESINGER: CJL 2017 Finalist
Sante Fe, New Mexico

Here nor There:

The images in this series are my interpretations of the initial magical, mysterious moments of inspiration. These images are influenced by children and adult literature, folklore, invention, and reality as well as the unexplained and the curious. They can not be attributed to any one given place – they are here nor there.

The Albumen 19th Century process, which involves simple egg whites as the base on the paper for light sensitive silver nitrate, serves the intent of the series in that Albumen is the perfect combination of the magical and the scientific. Albumen is a prime example of how the combination of creative innovation and curiosity progressed the photographic world into a major artistic and societal shift at the time of its invention.

Images are approximately 4×8”, matted 13×16”, Edition of 9 with 3 AP
Prints are signed, dated, editioned, and titled on print recto.


The Clarence John Laughlin Award annually grants one $5000 prize and an exhibition in the NOPA gallery to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision.

The 2017 award finalists are: Marina Font (Miami Beach, FL), Susan Grant (Dallas, TX), Cig Harvey (Rockport, ME), Letitia Huckaby (Benbrook, TX), Jennifer Schlesinger (Santa Fe, NM), Tara Sellios (South Boston, MA), Elizabeth Stone (Greenough, MT), Jerry Takigawa (Monteray, CA), Maggie Taylor (Gainesville, FL), Anna Tomczak (Lake Helen, FL)