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Jane Phillips: Rites of Passage

Artist’s Statement:

Boys of all cultures experience moments that mark life transitions. Those moments can range from a kindergartner’s first day of school, to a young man’s foray into smoking cigarettes. I documented small but important rites of passage of Native American, Hispanic and Anglo boys during my years in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Artist’s Bio:

Veteran photojournalist and fine art photographer Jane Phillips has more than 20 plus years of experience at newspapers, wire services and magazines. Her work graced the Santa Fe New Mexican for nineteen years and has garnered awards and accolades year after year. She has exhibited in New York City, Maine, Santa Fe, and South Africa, and her work has been published in arrange of magazines and books.

In summer 2016, Phillips’ is showing with “Small PrintEditions,” significant imagery from 20 New Mexico Iconic and emerging photographer in a limited edition series. Earlier, she was proud to support the Photo Archives through participation in Verve Gallery’s 2012 special exhibition of commissioned portraits at the Palace of the Governors. Her work on the Indigenous Artisans for the Mpumalanga Traditional Art Market in South Africa was exhibited at the New Mexico State Capitol Building gallery in 2009, and in a solo show at the New Mexico State Land office in 2011, and at the Mpumlanga Traditional Art Market in South Africa that same year.

Phillips earned a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Before moving out west, she worked at New York Newsdaythe New York Times, the New York Post, UPI and both the Maine and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. She continues her free-lance work with both national and international clients.