Artist's Statement

Gaye Jackson is originally from Fergus, a small town in southern Ontario. Growing up in that area,
she fished and swam in the Grand and Irvine rivers, and explored their shorelines. This environment
encouraged her love of nature, exploration and adventure that informs her photographic work.

She states that photography has given her the opportunity to be an explorer and observer in unfamiliar
places. Much of her current landscape work is about the Canadian north, land use, and environmental
practices. Her work also references natural and manmade objects found within a landscape that give clues
to its domestic, industrial, and geographic history. Though her images are digitally produced, Jackson
often photographs using a twin lens reflex camera, a medium format film camera that requires no battery.

Jackson received a BA (hons) in anthropology from the University of Guelph and studied photography part
time at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton, and the Ontario College of Art and Design,
Toronto. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in private and corporate collections.