Jerry Jacka has devoted a lifetime to photographing the Southwest, its land and people. He is noted for his sensitive portrayal of Native Americans and striking photographs of American Indian art. He shares his experiences by capturing on film the essence of the people and the landscape. The beauty and drama of his landscape photographs seem to draw one into the scene. Large format (4 x 5) cameras are used in photographing scenic and still lifes, resulting in spectacular clarity and sharpness of each image.
Jerry is one of the most widely published photographers in the Southwestern United States. He has had fifteen books published, five of which were written by his wife, Lois. Scores of other books contain major segments of his work. His photographs have appeared in National Geographic magazines and books, Smithsonian Magazine, National Parks Publications, Readers Digest Books, Sunset, Native Peoples, American Indian Art, and many other publications. He has been profiled with portfolios of his work in numerous magazines such as Outdoor Photographer, Art West, Native Peoples, American Indian Art, and Arizona Highways. More than 1,500 of his photographs have appeared in Arizona Highways magazines and books. Five issues of Arizona Highways Magazine have been devoted entirely to his work, an achievement unparalleled by any other photographer. He also is featured in a PBS special Legands & Dreamers of Arizona Highways.
Jerry has received numerous awards including the Communication Arts Award for his photo documentary of the Hopi Indians and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame award for the Most Outstanding Art Book of 1988, Beyond Tradition. he and his wife, Lois, also received an Emmy Award for their documentary video, Beyond Tradition: Contemporary Indian Art and Its Evolution.
Jerry's striking photographs can be transformed into fine art prints and large murals for interior decor, and are often used to decorate hotels and corporate offices as well as private homes. His work is also available for publication in books, magazines, brochures, and other advertising purposes.
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All photographs are copyrighted by Jerry Jacka