Glenda E. Jones
Every picture tells the story of someone’s life and their culture. Her lens is the recorder of culture and specifically that of women and children around the world with a particular focus in Africa due to its tremendous diversity. Glenda, a graduate of Central State University, is a nationally recognized photographer who first became interested in the field as a child. She pursued her photography more seriously in 1999 with the introduction of digital photography linked her personal
And professional life, specifically fiber optics. Once this connection was made, she,
Leveraged the two passions to create spectacular, passionate images. She was awarded First Prize in the Plainfield Senior Photography Exhibit in 2009.She is a member of the NY Botanical Zoological Photographic Socieity, Harlem Arts Alliance, National Conference of Artists, and the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce. She has attended the Nikon School of Photography and the New School for Photography. She has had numerous exhibits, which included participation in group shows at the Cornell Weill Library and Alcatel Lucent Headquarters, The Montclair Women’s Club and Art in the Atrium in Morristown, NJ.
In2012 she was afforded the opportunity to participate in a photographic safari to the OMO Valley of Ethiopia. The works emanating from this trip, showcases one of the oldest, indigenous African groups on the continent, and has been received with much enthusiasm. Glenda’s works prove the universality of mankind. Her subjects engage in the tasks associated with rituals related to family, community and self-preservation. What we learn from these beautiful images is the joy of life and living everyday to it’s the joy of life and living everyday to its fullest.