“My goal is to look beyond the ordinary and notice the unexpected little vignettes or moments that make the journey of life worthwhile. I look for simplicity and depth, beauty in the commonplace, and a well-orchestrated synthesis of patterns and shapes. My goal is to explore the world, find meaning in it, and communicate that to others. When light, composition and emotion converge into an image that expresses how I feel, then I know I have succeeded.”
About The Artist
Janet Worne grew up in a family with three other professional photographers and, after a degree in Anthropology and Art, worked full-time as a photojournalist for nearly 30 years. She worked for newspapers in three different states and her freelance work has appeared in a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic World Magazine, New Mexico Magazine and a variety of books, to name just a few. She has won numerous awards for her photography and multi-media presentations, taught photojournalism at the University of Kentucky and served as a mentor for young photographers through the National Press Photographers Association. Some of her work is in the permanent collection at The National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. In 2008 she passed the one million-frame mark for the number of photographs she took during her long and colorful career. Janet currently lives in New Mexico, pursuing fine art photography and teaching workshops.