A distant niece to Detroit’s premier Architectural Engineer, Jennifer spent winters with her uncle. The frigid weather keeping them mostly indoors she occupied herself for days on end wandering the abandoned ruins of the aging high-rises her uncle was paid to restore. Occasionally, they took long winter walks along the river encountering strangers on the streets and behind previously unopened doors, mapping an imagined city of past glory. As if she had been born in a home for the elderly her experience of Detroit was forever tied to its eventual decay. When her uncle’s building, The Book Tower, itself was abandoned due to a mix up with the power company, Jennifer travelled to Detroit for one last winter.
Instructor, Tutor, Editor, Workshop Leader, Gallery Director and PhotographerRhode Island School of Design // Providence, RI, USA