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Jane Fulton Alt

Born: 1951 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Alt was born and raised in Illinois. She lives in the suburb of Evanston, Illinois.

Biography: Jane Fulton Alt is a fine art photographer in the living and working in Evanston. Alt is the recipient of the 2007 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award, multiple Ragdale Foundation Fellowships, and three time winner of Photolucida’s Critical Mass for her Katrina and Burn portfolios. She has authored Look and Leave: Photographs and Stories of New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward and her Crude Awakening portfolio was printed in multiple publications worldwide. picked up by multiple publications worldwide. She received the Photo District News 2011 Curators Choice Award and most recently the Humble Arts 31 Women in Art Photography, 2012. Alt’s work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, New Orleans Museum of Art, De Paul University Art Museum, Southwest Museum of Photography, Beinecke Library at Yale University, Centro Fotografico Alvarez Bravo in Oaxaca, Mexico, Center for Photography at Woodstoc k, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, and the collection of William Hunt.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction; Other

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Jane Fulton Alt on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Look and leave :
ISBN: 9781930066908 OCLC: 263498191

Center for American Places at Columbia College ; Chicago, Ill. : 2009.

In 'Look and Leave', Jane Fulton Alt turns the human heart into a shutter lens. Her photographs and stories of the men, women, and families brought into New Orleans's Lower Ninth Ward for a first look at the ruin and spoil of their homes is a pointed, quiet celebration of worthy lives, unbowed by devastation. These pictures will stay inside your heart and remind you how photographs can be, as a little girl sings through her surgical mask, This little light of mine.--Page 4 of cover.