Jasmine Swope | American b.1960
Jasmine Swope is a Serbian-born American photographer based in Santa Monica, CA. A graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography and former commercial advertising photographer in Los Angeles and London, Ms. Swope creates large format, black and white photographs capturing the human experience with nature, and is influenced by nineteenth and twentieth century landscape masters, including Timothy O’Sullivan, Carleton Watkins, and Ansel Adams. Swope combines digital processes with traditional platinum/palladium printing, known for its great tonal range and archival permanence. Her subjects include coastal parks, the Salton Sea, and the Colorado River. She is active in making the photographic arts accessible to disadvantaged youth through Venice Arts, a nonprofit arts education and mentoring organization based in Venice, California.