ABOUT Jennifer Magallon is a photographer living in San Diego since 2003. She studied photography at Southwestern College and San Diego City College. Having grown up in a small village in northern Germany, most of her childhood was spent outdoors, enjoying the freedom and adventure that nature provided. Following an innate desire to travel and explore nature, Jennifer carried her camera with her as she traveled.
ARTIST STATEMENT I’ve made it my life’s mission to photograph the beauty of the natural world using photography as my medium. I’ve always had an adventurous spirit, and as a young child in Germany, I vividly remember wandering through the grassy fields that surrounded my village, traversing winding streams, climbing through tress, and just being completely enthralled by the outdoors. As I grew older and began to travel more, I developed a deeper appreciation for the many wonders this planet has to offer. I have to admit, though, that no place has piqued my fascination more than the deserts of the Southwestern United States. As I trekked across the shifting sands of the Algodones Dunes, bouldered the many bizarre rock formations of the Alabama Hills, and walked among the beautiful Joshua Trees, I became enamored with the unique geography of this region. It was such a completely foreign environment to what I had ever experienced in Germany, that I felt an immediate and overwhelming desire to explore it. As an extension of this urge, I also wanted to share what I saw . . . to convey to others what I encountered at that moment in time. I think if people can connect in this way, if they become completely drawn into the image, then maybe they’ll experience the same sense of allure that I did. Maybe, they’ll also be inspired to help us preserve this amazing planet.
2015 2nd place Night Photography - San Diego Fair International Juried Exhibit of Photography
2013 1st place Night Photography - San Diego Fair International Juried Exhibit of Photography
2013 3rd place The Prodigy Show - Hipstamatic Addict Insane, Distinction Gallery
2012 3rd place in San Diego Unseen. An Urban Portrait Show, 3RDSPACE
2012 1st place in Creative Photography, San Diego Fair, Student Art Show
2012 1st place in Monochrome Images, San Diego Fair Student Art Show
2011 People’s Choice Award, Group Exhibit, Mainstreet 5 Gallery
2010 2nd place in Monochrome Images, San Diego Fair Student Art Show
2015 Field Work: Nature and Landscape show catalog, Black Box Gallery.
2014 Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List, Cover Photograph 'Drip Drop Cab', Random House.
2013 San Diego Unseen and Urban Portrait, Coffee Table Book.
2016 Perform – Beyond The Lines Gallery, Bergamot Station, Los Angeles
2016 Beyond The Lines Group Art Show, Echo Park, Los Angeles
2016 Chocolate and Art Show, DTLA, Los Angeles
2016 Oceanside Art Walk, Oceanside
2016 Black & White Group Photography Show, La Bodega Gallery, San Diego
2015 Beyond the Lines Pop-Up Art Show, DTLA, Los Angeles
2015 Beyond the Lines Pop-Up Art Show, Solar Studios, Glendale
2015 Chocolate and Art Show, Los Angeles
2015 Landscape, Seascape, Skyscapes - Las Lagunas Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.
2015 Field Work – Juried Nature and Landscape Exhibit, Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2014 APA Untitled - Juried Photography Exhibit, 3RDSPACE
2014 In My Footsteps - A Photographic Journey Through The Natural World (Solo Show), 3RDSPACE, San Diego
2014 San Diego Fair International Juried Photography Exhibit, San Diego
2013 San Diego Fair International Juried Photography Exhibit, San Diego
2013 The Prodigy Show - Hipstamatic Addict Insane, Juried Art Show, Distinction Gallery
2013 San Diego Unseen. An Urban Portrait, book release and group exhibit, 3RDSPACE
2012 San Diego Fair Student Art Show, San Diego
2012 San Diego City College Juried Competition of Student Photography
2011 San Diego Photography Group Show, Mainstreet 5 Gallery, El Cajon
2010 San Diego Fair Student Art Show, San Diego
2010 Another Space, Juried Art Exhibit, Chula Vista
2010 Spring Student Art Show, Southwestern College
2009 Fall Student Art Show, Southwestern College
2009 Another Space, Juried Art Exhibit, Chula Vista
2009 Spring Student Art Show, Southwestern College
2009 San Diego Fair Student Art Show, San Diego
2008 Spring Student Art Show, Southwestern College
2008 Southwestern College,‘Projection Perception – A Life Drawing Photo Aktion’
2007 Fall Student Art Show, Southwestern College