Curator Selection / 2022 / /

The Verdict

  • Photographer
    Jackson Patterson
  • Website
    http://www.jacksonpatterson.net
  • Instagram
    @jacksonpattersonimages

After the “jolting” verdict as Chief Justice (ironic title) John Roberts put it I have been doing the only thing I know how to do and that’s make art. I’ve been trying to comprehend what this means for my daughter and all women. I find it very hard to celebrate a country that says only half of its citizens can have the liberty that I enjoy as a man. Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but only for half of us. What a load of BS. The verdict is grotesque. We should all revel in it’s hypocrisy and heed the warning that none of our rights are guaranteed.

Jackson has been exhibiting his unique photomontages and photographs throughout the US, Asia, and Europe since 2000. His work is in various private collections and in the Paul Sack Collection at the SFMOMA. He was a Photo Lucida Critical Mass top 50 photographer in 2015, and All About Photo Awards 2nd place winner in 2016 as well the featured photographer selected for AAP magazine B/W in 2019, was the 2020 1st place winner in the SFBay International Photo Awards and was a top 5 juror selection for the IPA in 2021.

Awards Exhibitions

2021 The Re-Opening, Galerie Bessières, Paris, France
2020 San Francisco Bay International Photography Awards (Online due to Covid)
2019 San Francisco Bay International Photography Competition, Berkeley, CA
2019 Center for Fine Arts Photography, Landscapes, Juror: Rebecca A. Senf, Fort Collins, CO
2019 Camera USA 2019 Exhibition, Naples Art Association, Naples, FL
2019 A La Prolachaine, Jules Maeght Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2018 *The Latin School of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2018 *Recollected Memories, Gallery 19, Chicago, IL
2018 Inagural Exhibition, Galerie Bessières, Paris, France
2017 Lensculture Winter Exhibition, Klompching Gallery, New York, NY
2017 Meed 1: Kill the Messenger, Juror: Jennifer Murray, Gallery 19, Chicago, IL
2017 Compose Decompose Recompose, Jules Maeght Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2017 21st Juried Exhibition, Juror: Sandra Phillips, curator emeritus SFMOMA. Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
2016 Points of Entry, Critical Mass Top 50 Show, Lodz, Poland
2016 All About Photo Award, The Mind’s Eye, Jules Maeght Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016 Barret Art Center, Photowork ’16, Juror Karen Irvine, Poughkeepsie, NY
2015 PhotoPlace Gallery, Family Matters, Curated by Ann Jastrab. Middlebury, VT
2015 Art Basel Hong Kong, The General Store, Hong Kong
2014 Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
2014 LACDA, 10 Year Anniversary!, Curated by Eve Schillo, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Colorado Photographic Arts Center, One by One, Juror Eric Paddock, Denver, CO
2013 Rayko Photo Center, APA SF, Curator’s Voice, San Francisco, CA
2013 The Wapping Project Bankside, Renaissance Photography Prize, London, UK
2013 David Brower Center, Almost Together, Berkeley, CA
2013 The Center For Fine Art Photography, Stories, Memories+Histories, Fort Collins, CO
2013 Texas National 2013 Competition & Exhibition, Nacogdoches, TX
2013 TPS 22: The International Com