SoHo Photo Exhibition

Hurricane Story travels to New York! SoHo Photo Gallery will be exhibiting a large selection of images as the featured artist for their annual Krappy Kamera exhibition. On view March 2 – April 3, 2016.

NolaVie: A Journey In Photographs

Many thanks to NolaVie for sharing Hurricane Story on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall.

See the feature, written by Elizabeth Kukla, here.


Chin Music Press is releasing an eBook version of Hurricane Story in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Katrina. The digital version, beautifully translated by Tina Henderson, is enhanced with a few new features making use of the digital platform. There is an interactive table of contents, an audio interview by Susan Larson for WWNO’s The Reading Life, an afterword by Steven Maklansky, who was the photography curator at the New Orleans Museum of Art at the time of Katrina, and an animated map.

It is now available for purchase through Chin Music Press here. For iPads and tablets – the Kindle version will be available on Amazon soon.

Athens Photo Festival

Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

Hurricane Story is included in a selection of over 370 international photobooks displayed at the Benaki Museum as part of the main program of the Athens Photo Festival 2015. The theme of the 2015 festival is Reframe Memory, exploring the impact of photography in its most expanded form on how memory has been and might continue to be framed.

The Photobook Show will be on view through July 31, 2015.

Books, j’adore Review

Thanks to Maria Mankin for the nice review of Hurricane Story on her site, Books, j’adore.

“Shaw’s book added another dimension to my perspective of the city. I finally got to read about the hurricane nine years ago through the eyes of an artist, rather than a reporter.”

Read the full article here.

A Photo Editor Interview

Jonathan Blaustein interviewed Jennifer for A Photo Editor, discussing PhotoNOLA, the genesis of the New Orleans Photo Alliance and Hurricane Story. Interview posted here.

(You can read Jonathan’s previous review of the book, referenced in the conversation, here.)

The Advocate covers Hurricane Story

Thanks to Morgan Searles for her insightful feature for The Advocate about the creation of Hurricane Story. Read the article here.

MIAD Exhibition

A selection of fifteen prints from Hurricane Story will be featured in three person exhibition at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design this fall.

“Transience”, featuring Angela Bacon Kidwell, Adam Ekberg and Jennifer Shaw will be on view from November 5 to 22, 2012 in the Perspectives Gallery.

“Whether narrating a bittersweet story, creating dreamlike narratives, or constructing spectacular fleeting moments, representation of ephemerality prevails. Infusing reason with emotion and creating physicality of luminance, these artists transform the mundane, devastating, and emotive experiences of everyday life into miraculous photographic collections. Impermanence, reality, and performance are explored through constructed processes culminating into a conceptually rich and visually luscious experience.”

The exhibition was curated by Kelly Peloza, Sarah Stankey, and Alice Waraxa.

Centre for the Living Arts Exhibition

Mobile’s Centre for the Living Arts presents PULSE, a project designed to elicit and register the “pulse” of the public around notions of memory prior to the spring launch of their major initiative, The Memory Project. Visitors will be invited to respond to a series of “I remember” topics, including family, food, music, and the environment. To trigger and inspire public recordings of memory, PULSE will offer an exhibition of memory-infused works by two significant photographers, Jennifer Shaw’s Hurricane Story and Herman Leonard’s Above All, Enjoy the Music. On view January 13 through February 27, 2012. Read more here.

Opening reception Friday, Jan 13, 6-9pm with the Excelsior Band.

photo-eye: Best Books of 2011

What an honor to see Hurricane Story among photo-eye’s The Best Books of 2011 feature! Thanks to Gordon Stettinius of Candela Books for including it in his picks, and for the kind words, posted here.