Award-winning Western Australian photographer Jennifer Schulz's latest exhibition, Finding Places, opens at The University Club of Western Australia Gallery on Monday.The exhibition, held in conjunction with the FotoFreo Fringe Festival, includes old and new works from the past 11 years that explore the idea of searching for and discovering ‘places that stir and soothe us'.
The artist, who lives in Balingup, has drawn on her experiences travelling in North and South America, Asia, Europe and Australia as she attempts not only to represent the uniqueness of each place but also to discover those sometimes-intangible things that they hold in common.
Jennifer Schulz grew up in country WA and moved to Perth at 17 to attend university. In 1998, she attended her first black and white photography workshop, purchased her first SLR camera and became passionate about photography. Starting in 1999, she spent the next 10 years travelling, exploring the planet with little more than a camera and tripod.
She joined the Cairns Photographic Society in 2001 and was inspired to develop a career in photography. She has won numerous commendations, including winner of the Best Overall Picture at the Wagin Woolorama in 2003. In 2006 she began full time photography studies and in 2008 her first exhibition, Understanding China, was part of the FotoFreo 2008 Fringe Festival.
Finding Places will be officially launched at 6pm on Friday March 26 and runs until April 24.