Jenna Mulhall-Brereton's work is rooted in the documentary tradition, and she most often shoots in black and white. For her, this boils down 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 an analog darkroom.
Jenna has had the opportunity to learn from extraordinary photographers including Maggie Steber, Peter Turnley, Ron Haviv, and Chris Rainier. She is especially grateful to have been able to call Mary Ellen Mark both mentor and friend—as well as an enduring inspiration.
Her photographs have appeared in juried exhibitions throughout the US and abroad, and in a variety of publications, including the book published by Aperture: Mary Ellen Mark on the Portrait and the Moment. Sacred/Sagrado: Festivals of Mexico was exhibited in a solo show at the Pearl S. Buck Museum in 2018.