International Art Photography
contemporary photography for collectors...
Desirable work by talented photographers often exists unseen. Viewing portfolios for a national Sunday colour supplement in the UK I saw vast amounts of beautiful work and realised most other people would never have the opportunity. With this in mind I have developed this online gallery to bring some of this work to the attention of everyone who might like to see or buy it, and at the same time provide the photographers with an outlet for their work. The photography I have selected is produced by photographers who are dedicated to the craft that is the medium for their art. The work is for those who simply enjoy photographic art or those potential collectors who would like the opportunity to own genuine contemporary photographic prints by international photographers, that might one day become family heirlooms.
The prints are available in small editions and for sale at affordable prices to reflect this category of the collectors market. All prints are unframed unless otherwise stated. Framing can be quoted for on request. A deposit will secure a print. The balance must be paid in full by installment or otherwise before delivery. Orders will be despatched within a week to 10 days from the date of receipt or within 1 month when a new print is made. All orders will be despatched using standard packaging and courier services for shipping photographic prints. All costs for this service will be passed on to the buyer.
Many of the photographers are available for private commissions subject to availability. Please contact me with your requirements and I will advise if the photographer is available.
A consultancy service is available subject to a fee.
About Jennie Ricketts
Began work with photography as an art buyer in an advertising agency 1986.
Invited to work for the Observer magazine picture desk 1987.
Over 17 years photography-related experience at the Observer magazine commissioning and editing photography.
Picture Editor, the Observer magazine 1996 to Dec 2004.
Started jenniericketts.com photography gallery in March 2006 while writing and lecturing.
Relocated to the Republic of Ireland in September 2007.
Personal statement: "My personal preference is for art photography but I found the challenge of working with photojournalism unparalleled. Photojournalism demands exactitude but having studied art history, especially the Renaissance, skillful use of colour and the full tonal ranges of black and white photography will usually capture my imagination. Art photography allows a freedom to explore and experiment which is satisfying. All photography has its place but photography that leaves a painterly impression will always attract my attention".
Her work as a picture editor for the Observer Life magazine has received international recognition and been published in numerous books and periodicals including:
Graphis; D&AD; Art Directors Club; Society of Publication Designers; Print European Regional Design 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002; Creative Index; 33rd Publication Design Annual; Creativity Annuals Nos. 27, 28, 30, 31; Magazine Design; Graphic Design Speak; Total Publishing Design Awards; Graphics International magazine; Society of News Design; Global Graphics; The Big Book of Design Ideas; Martin Parr by Val Williams; The A-Z Guide to Visual Lingo."
Judging fixtures include:
The Kobal Portrait Award, 1999;
AoP Awards, 1999;
The Observer Hodge Awards, 2000;
AoP seminal Digital Photography Awards, 2000;
Czech Republic Press Photo Awards, 2000;
D&AD Student Awards, 2002;
Spectrum Student Awards, 2002.
The National Portrait Gallery, 1999;
Kent Institute of Art & Design, 2000;
The Arts Institute of Bournemouth, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006;
The LCP, 2002;
The V&A Museum, 2002;
The Photographers Gallery, Conference : Refugees In Photography, 2003;
Corbis UK, Seminar for photographers, 2004;
Swansea Institute Faculty of Art and Design, 2005;
The National Portrait Gallery, Seminar : Consent in Contemporary Portrait Photography, 2006;
Nottingham Trent University, School of Art & Design, 2006;
FotoFreo, W. Australia. Seminar : Picture Editing & Photojournalism - Future Challenges, 2008.
Rhubarb-Rhubarb seminal Photography Festival, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004;
External examiner, Review/Validation panelist:
KIAD BA Hons.Photog. 1999;
The Arts Institute of Bournemouth FdA/BA(Hons) Professional Photog. 2005.
The Arts Institute of Bournemouth FdA/BA(Hons) Professional Photog. 2007.
Published written work:
The Royal Photographic Society Magazine, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007.
Joy McGibben ‘Reflections on a Garden’, Due South Restaurant, Brighton seafront, June 23-Aug 30 2004.
Exhibition to launch Jennie Ricketts online gallery, showcasing 9 photographers, Start Contemporary Gallery, March 2006.
Fiona Freund 'Remember Summer', Number 22 Bar & Restaurant, Herne Hill, London, May - August 2007.
Solo shows at Jennie Ricketts Gallery:
Marco Ambrosi ‘Portraits in Black’ & ‘Bios’, August 2006.
Robert Yager ‘Gang Life, LA’, September 2006.
Brad Rimmer ‘How Now Mao’, for Brighton Photo Fringe, October 2006.
Fiona Fruend ‘Remember Summer’, November 2006.
Beatrice Haverich 'The Whisper of a Million Leaves' Jennie Ricketts Gallery, for Brighton Festival Fringe, May 2007.
Julio Etchart 'Toys' Jennie Ricketts Gallery, June 2007.
Lisa Creagh 'Alices's Adventures Under Ground' Jennie Ricketts Gallery, July 2007.