Jenna Mulhall-Brereton explores cultural identity and expression through her work. Grounded by a strong interest in what is meaningful to communities and cultures and how those values are expressed, she is intrigued equally by that which is universal—the powerful beauty of everyday moments of human connection—and by the unique expressions of a particular culture. It is her intention that viewers will encounter—and bring curiosity to—both the familiar and the unfamiliar in her photographic work.
Mulhall-Brereton’s work is rooted in the documentary storytelling tradition, and she primarily works in black and white. For her, this distills what is most essential in an image—a graphic quality, a gesture, a subtle expression, a quality of light. She maintains a deep and abiding love of film and prints her images by hand in a traditional darkroom.
Mulhall-Brereton’s photographs have appeared in juried exhibitions throughout the US and in a variety of publications.