Honorable Mention TIFA 2022 Fine Art / Abstract

Learning Mandarin and The Language of Lumens

  • Photographer
    Jacqueline Walters
  • Technical Info
    Process: Lumen Print; Output: Archival Pigment Print
  • Photo Date

When I began learning Mandarin little did I realize how it would inform my artistic vision. This became evident when I began to experiment with Lumen printing. My project, “Learning Mandarin and the Language of Lumens,” is about learning a process that harkens back to photography’s beginnings, influenced by the visual poetry and rhythmic grace of an old writing system.

Born in Cambridge, England, Jacqueline Walters is a fine art photographer based in San Francisco. She received a master’s degree from San Francisco State University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Both are in English Literature. It was through literature that she discovered photography. Since 2009 Walters’ work has been exhibited nationally at Corden|Potts Gallery, The Center for Photographic Arts, and the Griffin Museum of Photography, among others. Her work has been published in SHOTS and AAP magazines, and LENSCRATCH.