JAHNAVI LISA BARNES
........ Jahnavi has been involved in photography for almost four decades, beginning with a serious pursuit of black and white in her early teens. She has an extensive formal education in photography with a life time of experience in traditional fine art black and white. Jahnavi specializes in large format images of natural phenomena in nature. A writer as well as an educator and visual artist, Jahnavi is working on several book projects including Centering, a monograph of her visual work coupled with written meditations, spiritual practices and inner experiences inspired by the photographs.
A devotee of Eastern spiritual studies, Jahnavi is an initiate and teacher in Hinduism and Sufism, with soul ties to Tibetan Buddhism, Native American Spirituality, and the Mystery Schools. Currently, Jahnavi is a student of the Diamond Approach founded by AH Almaas. She is also a long time musician and leader of the Dances of Universal Peace.
Jahnavi brings an inner spiritual dimension to her own photographic art, teaching, and creativity through journaling, personal inquiry, and self-exploration. Her self designed courses, Focusing Within and Experiential Seeing and the Visual Journal Process, introduce participants to a deeper awareness of their own creativity and personal image making process.
In June of 1998, Jahnavi attended a gallery opening for her work at the Focal Point Gallery in New York. Aside from being one of the top ten days in her life, it inspired her to begin teaching. From this experience came the Developing Light fine art photography workshops.
In addition to Developing Light, Jahnavi teaches at the Photographic Center Northwest, an accredited Fine Art Photography School in downtown Seattle and at Green River Community College. Jahnavi currently serves as an Affiliate Faculty member in photography for Antioch University, Seattle.
BFA, University of Arizona, Tucson. Center for Creative Photography. 1986.
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA. BFA coursework. 1982-1983.
AGS, Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs. Fine Art Photography major. 1982. Outstanding Student Award. 1982.
Developing Light fine art photography workshops, 1998 to present. Sole Proprietor, Director and Instructor.
Photographic Center Northwest. Seattle WA. Fall 2000 to present. BW instructor.
Green River Community College, Auburn WA. Fall 2005 to present. BW instructor.
Antioch University. Seattle WA. Spring 2006 to present. Affiliate Faculty Member, Photography.
Jahnavi Lisa Barnes
Developing Light fine art photography & workshops
PO Box 75031
Seattle WA 98175
Photographic Center Northwest. "True Nature: Essential Experience as a Way of Seeing". solo exhibition and fund raiser. Seattle WA. May, 2010.
Gallery 2030. "Sea and Sky". Jahnavi Lisa Barnes and Doug Tostenson. Seattle WA. Oct 24 - Nov 30, 2009.
Arts West. "Inspired by Light". Photographic Center Northwest Faculty Show. Seattle, WA. July 23 - August 22, 2009.
Benham Gallery. “Simplistic Form”. Jahnavi Lisa Barnes and Jeri Eisenberg. Seattle, WA. October 2008.
Center for Fine Art Photography. Members Show. Ft Collins, Colorado. Juried by Tim Anderson of Camera Arts. October 2007.
B&W Magazine. Special Edition. Portfolio Edition. Merit Award. Arroyo Grande, CA. Juried. August 2007.
B&W Magazine. Special Edition. Single Image Contest. Silver Award, Visual Thunder. Arroyo Grande, CA. Juried. February 2007.
Benham Gallery. Your Best Shot. Open Invitation. Seattle, WA. January / February 2007.
Helen Smith Gallery. Green River Community College. Faculty show. Auburn, WA. September - December 2006.
Photographic Center Northwest. Faculty show. Seattle, WA. June - December 2006.
Globe Gallery. Earth’s Body: the Interpretive Landscape. Solo exhibition. Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA. November / December 2004.
Pacific Grove Arts Center. Earth’s Body: the Interpretive Landscape. Solo exhibition. Pacific Grove, CA. January / February 2004.
Texas Photo Society. TPS 13 National Competition and Traveling Exhibition. Juried. Austin, TX. 2004.
Contemporary Northwest Women Photographers. Celebrating Women and the Arts. Frye Museum and Washington State Convention Center. Seattle, WA. Juried. March 2003.
Cascades Gallery. Solo exhibition. Cascades Academy of Photography. Issaquah, WA. By invitation. January - May 2002.
Glazer’s Gallery. Solo exhibition. Seattle WA. By invitation. August 2001.
Photomontage Gallery. Featured Artist. Black and White Photography Show. By invitation. LaConner, WA. February - March 2001.
Larson Gallery. 27th Annual Photography Competition. “Visual Thunder” selected for puchase award. Yakima, WA. Juried. April 1998.
Women of Wisdom Art Show. Seattle WA. Juried. February 1999.
Alligator Juniper - Prescott College Literary Journal Photography Competition. “Nature and Psyche”. My entry “Two Trees” received First Place and was featured on cover Alligator Juniper Literary Journal cover. Prescott, AZ. Juried by Mark Klett. January 1999.
Galleria Mesa. “The Figure Revisited”. “Woman Tree” featured as gallery’s catalogue cover. Mesa Art Center, AZ. Juried. December 1998.
Focal Point Gallery. New York, NY. Two person show. Juried. June 1998.
Santa Cruz Art League. “Horizons: A Landscape Survey”. “Visual Thunder” selected for the show’s catalogue cover. Juried. June 1998.
Larson Gallery. 26th Annual Photography Competition. “Pinnacles” received a Purchase Award. Juried. Yakima, WA. April 1998.
Benham Gallery. “Illuminations”. Black and White Showcase. Seattle, WA. Juried. January 1998.
Maine Photographic Workshops. Golden Light Awards, Top 100 photographers. Rockport ME. Juried. September 1997.
Todd Walker Gallery. University of Arizona. Solo exhibition “Synchronisms”. Tucson, AZ. 1986.
Todd Walker Gallery. University of Arizona. Exhibition of my black and white work. Tucson, AZ, 1985.
Gallery 841. Tucson AZ. Group exhibition. Juried. 1986.
University of Arizona, Student Union Gallery. Annual Art Exhibition. Tucson, AZ. Juried. 1985 and 1986.