About

Informed by both documentary traditions and Surrealist methodology, Jenna Petrone explores the nuanced relationship between individuals and their domestic spaces. Her current focus is narrating intimate queer experiences within the boundaries of those spaces, weaving personal narratives that resonate deeply with the transient nature of existence.

Through digital methods, she grasps moments with responsiveness, wielding control over the image and staying true to the principles of documentary photography. Additionally, she utilizes film as a channel for meditative exploration, surrendering control to the unexpected. Regardless of the medium, her work maintains a profound human focus, resonating with our interactions with space and self - exposing our inner workings.

In her ongoing exploration, she delves into the essence of dwelling, inspired by Martin Heidegger's reflections on the concept. "To be a human being means to be on Earth as mortal. It means to dwell," he conveyed. She contemplate what it truly means to inhabit a space – to live, to love, to create, and ultimately, to leave a mark.

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Jenna received her MFA in photography from Parsons School of Design in 2018 and her BFA in Studio Art with specializations in photography and arts management from Cazenovia College in 2013. Jenna has participated in a number of international exhibitions including; "Donald M. Robinson Photography Biennial," at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Altoona, PA, “NOW” at the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries in New York City, and "Future Projections" at the India Photo Festival in Hyderabad, India. Additionally, her work has been published in the book, “The Year Time Stopped: The Global Pandemic in Photos.”

Based in the Hudson Valley, NY

Contact: jennapetrone@gmail.com
Commercial Work: jennapetronephoto.com
Creative Studio: The House of Heart

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