Jill Enfield is a fine art photographer, educator, curator and author with teaching experience for many years. While well versed in digital imagery, Enfield’s concentration is on historical techniques and alternative processes, with annual workshops and lectures in locations throughout the USA, South America and Europe.
Enfield’s work has shown in galleries and museums as well as private collections, and recently was featured in a 3-month solo show, which was announced in the New York Times. The installation included a house constructed of 45 separate antique windows, each showcasing a glass portrait of a contemporary immigrants, now living in the USA, symbolizing the adage “People in glasshouses should not throw stones,” every citizen of the U.S. is either an immigrant or born from an immigrant. The full exhibition, occupied 6 galleries on Ellis Island, called THE NEW AMERICANS, remained on display from May through September, 2017, and is scheduled for a 2 year tour in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. The glasshouse was also at PhotoVille in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn.
BFA New York University Tish School of the Arts
Her two books: Photo Imaging: A Complete Guide To Alternative Processes published by Amphoto, and, Jill Enfield’s Guide to Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques, published by Focal Press, are both award winning works and used in schools all over the world.
Jill’s third publication, due on shelves in late 2019, like the others, will include step-by-step instructions on a variety of techniques including: wet plate collodion, dry plate modern tintypes, platinum and palladium printing, cyanotypes, liquid emulsion, albumen printing, hand painting and more.
photography, historical techniques, alternative processes
Jill's work was one of 42 images selected from thousands on file with the city through the HERE IS NEW YORK Archive to commemorate the fifth anniversary of 911. The prints hung along the fence surrounding Ground Zero in Manhattan for a year.
Photo-Imaging - A Complete Guide To Alternative Processes won the Golden Light Award for Best Technical Book in 2002
Jill’s work has also been chosen to be on dozens of book covers as well as hundreds of magazines, including National Geographic, LIFE, the New York Times, and other high profile publications. Enfield has hosted podcasts and videos that can be seen on youtube and other channels of the web.
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