My goal in teaching is to share my enthusiasm for the fine arts with my students, improve their ability to articulate the concepts in their work, and enhance their understanding of the role of photography within art history.
As a professor, my role is to teach students foundational skills and then give them the freedom to find their own creative visions, providing guidance as they construct self-directed bodies of work. The best gift a fine arts instructor can give students is to introduce them to a new creative passion, something that will continue to inspire, motivate, and transform them for the rest of their lives.
Jennifer Little was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She received a B.F.A. in Photography from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. Jennifer is a tenured Associate Professor at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, where she teaches courses covering Digital Photography, Video Production, Documentary Photography, Web Design and the History of Photography.
Jennifer Little's most recent project, 100 Years of Dust: Owens Lake and the Los Angeles Aqueduct, is receiving significant professional recognition. It won the 2014 Critical Mass Top 50 Award from PhotoLucida. This international photography award is selected by votes from 200 esteemed jurors. This project will be included in the 2015 international traveling Critical Mass Top 50 group exhibition curated by Rebecca Senf, a Curator at the Center for Creative Photography. Jennifer will also have a solo exhibition of this series at University of the Arts in Philadelphia's Sol Mednick Gallery from March 20 - April 24, 2015. Jennifer recently won the Dotphotozine Award for Excellence in Photography, a $1000 grant and feature article in the September 2014, print issue of Dotphotozine. This series was also featured in the August 2014, California Open Exhibition at Tag Gallery in Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA. Juror Laddie John Dill selected only fifty pieces out of two thousand submissions for this exhibition. This project won first prize and a $1000 award in the juried exhibition The Human Impact: New Directions in Landscape Photography at Book and Job Gallery in San Francisco, as well.
Jennifer has exhibited her work at museums and galleries across the United States, including Stanford University's Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery; Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, WA; Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA; The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery; The LAB, San Francisco; Viewpoint Photographic Art Center in Sacramento, CA; Eisentrager-Howard Gallery at The University of Nebraska at Lincoln; The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in Novato, CA; The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO; and Jay Etkin Gallery in Memphis, TN.
Jennifer's work has been published and reviewed in View Camera Magazine, Camera Arts Magazine, and The Austin Chronicle. Jennifer has also been invited to present artist talks at Stanford University, San Francisco Art Institute, the Foto 3 Conference, and the Dimen Cultural Eco-museum Forum on the Preservation and Development of Ancient Villages, in Dimen, Guizhou, China.
Artwork by Jennifer Little
|Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Pipeline, Owens Lake, CA|
|Fishing Boat, Huangpu River, Shanghai, China|
ARTS 045, Digital Photography
ARTS 095, Time Based Media: Video
ARTS 105, Time Based Media: Web Design
PACS 002, Photography as Social Advocacy
Department of Visual Arts