Jane Lindsay is a photographer and a Forensic, Mental Health Case Worker. She grew up in a family of ranchers in rural West Texas. As a child, growing up in the rural south, Lindsay was influenced by storytelling rather than media and she uses stories in her visual work. Lindsay has earned three master’s degrees, one in Clinical Psychology, a master’s in Art Education, and finally a Masters in Fine Art, from Arizona State University, with an emphasis in photography. Lindsay uses story, photography, and video to make work that investigates the human condition and social justice issues.
Lindsay’s received the Arizona video award for her video Dan’s Big Find and the Nathan Cummings award in 2012 for her Gems. The Gems consisted of 2000 tiny tintype images set in bottle caps made from mug shots. Some of her publications include Dallas Morning News, Arizona Republic, Phoenix New Times, Lens Culture, American Photo, Elizabeth Avedon Blog, and Pete Brook, Prison Photography. Lindsay has exhibited her work through the US and in Europe, including The Center for Photography in Carmel CA, Photoville in Brooklyn New York, Art Intersection in Gilbert Arizona, Texas Photographic Society, Noorderlicht Gallery Netherlands, University of New Mexico, Arizona State University, and the University of Michigan. In November 2016 Lindsay received a residency fellowship in Martha’s Vineyard. Jane’s most recent solo exhibition, at the East Lubbock Art House, March-April, 2021 was speaking to mass incarceration and systemic racism in the Texas Legal System.
Jane worked for the Lubbock County Private Defender’s Office in Lubbock, Texas as a Forensic Case Manager and she teaches photography at Arizona State University. Her art practice explores the notion of race, poverty, and justice in the rural culture and in mass incarceration.