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EDUCATION
1997 Master of Arts Photojournalism/Multimedia, University of Missouri, Columbia
1990 BA International Politics/Asian Studies, University of Virginia
1989 Asian Studies and Japanese, Kansai Gaidai, Osaka, Japan

2012 EDGE Professional Development Program, Artist Trust
2005 San Francisco Art Institute, Summer Program Linda Connor
2004 Private Seminar with Joyce Tennyson
2003 Maine Photo Workshop with Joyce Tennyson
2001 NPPA Video Editing Workshop
2000 911 Media Arts Avid Media Editing Class
1999 Illinois Photo Editing Workshop
1998 Poynter Institute, Visual Communication Fellow
National Press Photographers “Flying Short Course”
1993 Black and white photography coursework, University of California, Berkeley

BOOKS
2009 Portraits of Pregnancy: The Birth of a Mother (Sentient Publications)
2001 Passion Profiles, by Curt Rosengren

EXHIBITS

2014 The Photographic Nude. Curated by Mark Sink, Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR
2013 King County (Seattle) Bus Mural Project, Seattle, WA
Handle with Care. Group Show. Corridor Gallery, Seattle, WA
2012 Phone-Ography. Group Show. Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO
Lost. Group Show. Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle, WA
2011 Portraits of Pregnancy: The Birth of a Mother. Solo Show. Palazzo Della Penna, Perugia, Italy
2004 Legacies. Group Show. Women in Photojournalism. Kansas City, MO
Form and Figure. Solo show. Childbirth Educators Association, Seattle, WA
2003 Mind, Body, Spirit: New Perspectives in Pregnancy. Solo show. Gracewinds, Seattle, WA
Who is My Mother? Solo show. Association of Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health Conference, San Francisco, CA
Lens Studies: Contemporary Works by Emerging Northwest Photographers. Featured artist. Martin-Zambito Fine Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Visions of Motherhood. Solo show. San Francisco, CA
Mom’s the Word. San Francisco, CA
2002 Voices of Hope. Catholic Community Services, Seattle, WA
Voices of Hope. Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, Seattle, WA
Through Mother’s Eyes. Glow Natural Health Center, Seattle. WA
2001 Diversity in Vision. National Press Photographers Association, San Antonio, TX

PROFESSIONAL HONORS, AWARDS, and SCHOLARSHIPS
2014 Fell From the Sky Foundation. 3-year grant to women artists who are mothers
2013 Puffin Foundation. Artists Grant
2010 Portraits of Pregnancy. Bronze award. Publishers Association of the West
2007 Asked to join Advisory Board for Photographic Professionals, Freestyle Photographic Supply
2007 Hero Award, Small Business Administration, SCORE
2004 Trailblazer Award, Finalist. National Organization of Women Owned Businesses
2003 Presenter on Portraiture, Contemporary Women and the Arts, Frye Museum Seattle
2001 “Mongolia: After Chores” accepted for the Women in Photojournalism juried show
2000 Society for Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi Awards, First Place, “China at 50”
1999 Pictures of the Year, First Place, Best Use of Photography Interactive
Documentary story listed in the top five on MSNBC.com for two weeks
College Photographer of the Year, Award of Excellence Documentary
1997 Overseas Press Club Scholarship
Foreign Correspondents Club of Tokyo Award
Fuji Journalism Scholarship
Kodak Film Grant
Duffy Journalism Award

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Memezine, Italy, August 2012
Professional Photographer Magazine, February 2012
Il Messagero, (Italy) July 2011
Corriere Nazionale (Italy), July 2011
Professional Photographer Magazine, July 2010
KUOW, NPR, October 2009
Entertainment Tonight, “An “Ugly Betty” Star’s Pregnancy Photo Shoot,” May 20, 2009
King 5 Seattle, ”Live interview about Portraits of Pregnancy: The Birth of a Mother and the changing attitudes of society towards pregnant women on King 5/Kong 6 Morning News Hour,” August 11, 2009
Working Mother, ”Celebrity Moms Picturing Pregnancy,” July 2009
Urban Baby, “You Ought To Be In Pictures,” June 29, 2009
KnockedUpCelebrities.com, “Ana Ortiz Shows Off Her Baby Bump” May 2009
MomintheCity.com, “5 Tips on Selecting a Pregnancy Photographer,” May 19, 2009
GoodyBlog.com, “Mother’s Day Gift Idea,” May 7, 2009
lil sugar: Mommy’s Little Helper, “Belly Worship,” May 22, 2008
Seattle Magazine, “Scoop: The Naked Truth from Jennifer Loomis,” April 2009
Pregnancy Magazine, “Feature on Portraits of Pregnancy: The Birth of a Mother,” April 2009
The Nest, “Jennifer answers questions: 2nd Trimester,” April 22, 2008
Time Magazine, “The Art of the Womb,” April 14, 2008
San Francisco Examiner, “The 3-Minute Interview: Jennifer Loomis,” December 10, 2007
Atlanta Magazine, “Jennifer opens a studio in Atlanta,” November 2007
Inside City Limits Cable TV, “Jennifer talks with stylist, Katie Rice Jones,” October 10, 2007
CBS Morning Show, “Jennifer photographs moms-to-be, Tammy Witt and CBS reporter, Kelly Wallace, and discusses the trend of maternity photography,” July 17, 2007
Daily Candy, “Jennifer’s Show: Feel Beautiful: a Celebration of Mothers; as #1 for their Mother’s Day Weekend guide,” May 10, 2007
Pregnancy Magazine, May 2007
The New York Times, “Baby Album: The Preface,” April 15, 2007
PoshCravings.com, “Photographer Fantastique: Jennifer Loomis,” January 9, 2007
Toddlers Today, “Get Great Pictures of Your Toddler!” January 2007
Fit Pregnancy, “Fit Pregnancy Magazine selects Jennifer as the San Francisco choice for photographers We love,” January 2007
Contra Costa Times, “Interview with Jennifer about her fine art photography,” December 2006
Plum Magazine, “Feature of Jennifer’s family and maternity photography. The launch of the Plum Essay Contest.” Fall/Winter 2006-2007
Plum Magazine, Summer 2006
View from the Bay, TV, San Francisco, “Jennifer and her client answer questions about the unique photography experience.” July 2006
Marin Magazine “Jennifer’s maternity photography as a Father’s Day gift,” May 2006
Chicago Tribune, “Story of a Chicago Mother who traveled to Jennifer’s studio in Seattle” April 2006
Associated Press, “Celebrities Make Pregnancy Glamorous: From Demi and Angelina to You and Me: Pregnancy Has Become Glamorous,” April 2006
NPR, “Ruby De Luna visits Jennifer’s studio,” November 10, 2005
Seattle Post Intelligence, “Babymoon—Sweet! Couples relax while they still can” April 2006
New York Daily News, “Oh, baby! Moms-to-be pose for pics,” August 11, 2005
The Wall Street Journal, “Letting It All Hang Out: Pregnant Women Pose For a New Type of Family Portrait,” August 14, 2005
Inside Edition, TV, August 2005
Sunset Magazine, “The bare truth – A photographer helps mothers embrace pregnancy,” May 2005
Popular Photography, ”Meet the experts: Jennifer Loomis, 36: Maternity Photographer,” May 2005
Marin Magazine, “Romantic Marin Getaway for Expecting Couples” September 2004
Seattle Times, “Photographer’s work helps society rejoice in pregnant bodies,” August 3, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle, “Shooting for love in gay family photo exhibits,” July 2, 2004
Los Angeles Times, “Pregnant pose,” June 19, 2004
FOX Television, June 15, 2004
Houston Chronicle, “Photographer’s work helps society rejoice in pregnant bodies,” February 1, 2004
ePregnancy, “Celebrate your Belly, “ November/December 2003
King 5 Evening Magazine, “Jennifer Loomis, her photography of pregnant mothers and unique photo sessions,” May 10, 2002
Northwest Baby and Child Article, November 2001

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Creative Artist, Jennifer Loomis Photography, 1/93 to present
• Created artistic photographic works of art of pregnant body for personal creative projects & private clients throughout the U.S with digital and film using both studio and natural lighting.
• Received referrals from Annie Leibovitz’s studio.
• Photographed more than 1500 women including celebrities and high profile business clientele.
• Expanded business to four cities (Seattle, San Francisco, New York, Atlanta) with three photographers and two administrative people. Annual growth exceeded 50%.
• Published first book, Portraits of Pregnancy: The Birth of a Mother (Sentient Publications), in June 2009. Consistently ranked on Amazon. Received a Bronze award from Publishers Association of the West.

Multimedia Journalist, MSNBC.com & livevideo.msnbc.com, 2/99 to 9/01
• Covered major news stories using multiple media (audio, still photography and video) including, September 11th, WTO, the Columbine Shooting, the Millennium, Election 2000.
• Increased live video users from 3000 a month to 1.5 million a day (during 9/11) by developing a brand and marketing strategy to place live video on MSNBC stories.
• Received online awards for audio and still photo editing for China at Fifty and Terminal Planet: The Environmental Crisis on Earth.

Visiting Photography Fellow & Faculty, Poynter Institute of Media Studies, 1998 – 2001
• Selected to participate in a highly competitive month-long fellowship program with students from throughout the world. Returned for three subsequent years to teach digital and film photography, multi-media, website design to fellows, students and professionals.

Multimedia Producer, Photographer, Freelance, 1/93 to 11/02
• Produced international multimedia projects for the Web on various subjects including Japanese Midwives, housing projects in Mongolia, Hutu/Tutsi reintegration in Rwanda and HIV prevention in East Africa. Clients include Care International, USAID & The Gates Foundation.

Electronic Journalism Teacher, The University of Missouri, Columbia, 1/95 – 5/97

• Taught faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students to produce compelling interactive multimedia stories for the Web.
• Developed a curriculum that included reporting, story planning, Web site design and authoring, audio/video recording and editing, QTVR, and graphics.