Jane Fulton Alt – Profile

Jane Fulton Alt is an American photographer who explores universal issues of humanity, reflecting her interest in the mysteries of life and the nonmaterial world. Her photographs ask us to consider issues of love, loss and spirituality. Fulton Alt is also a clinical social worker who has been in practice since the 1970s.

After Hurricane Katrina, she accompanied residents of the Lower Ninth Ward to examine the damage to their houses. Her work is published in the books Katrina Exposed, New Orleans: The Making of an Urban Landscape and American Tragedy: New Orleans Under Water. She has also been featured on NPR in relation to her work in New Orleans.

Fulton Alt's work has been widely published, featured on several book covers, and can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston; the New Orleans Museum of ArtBeinecke Library at Yale University; the University of Illinois Comer Archive; Centro Fotografico Alvarez Bravo in Oaxaca, Mexico; the Center for Photography at Woodstock; the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center; the De Paul University Art Museum; Wilmette (Illinois) Public Library, and the Dancing Bear Collection of William Hunt. She is the recipient of the 2007 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award, as well as the 2007 and 2008 Ragdale Foundation Fellowship Awards.

From October through December 2009, Fulton Alt will be exhibiting her Look and Leave series at the Chicago Cultural Center.