This Thursday, February 4th, is the opening reception for Jackie's senior thesis at The Corcoran. Everyone's invited.
Before graduation, every senior at the Corcoran College of Art + Design has to complete a thesis project. Photojournalism students spend the first half of their senior year researching and producing a photo story on a topic of interest to them. Jackie started the semester with the idea of documenting sustainable living in Washington, DC. Early in the process Jackie met Sidra, John, and their daughter Martin-Lane, they are a local family who run a restaurant out of there home. The family and their restaurant are centered around healthy living and sustainable practices. From July through December, Jackie photographed Sidra, John, and Martin-Lane regularly to document their way of life. The final images offer a view of a family living in an socially and agriculturally sustainable manner.
If you can't make it on Thursday, her work will be hanging in Gallery 31 of the Corcoran Gallery from Monday February 1st through Sunday February 7th, 2010.
Below are a few shots I took of Jackie during the final stages of her project.