Jackie Black was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and grew up in Texas, Arkansas, and Florida. She graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1994. Her first car was a 1969 lemon yellow Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. She currently drives a bicycle.
Jackie’s photo series, last meal, in which she recreates the last meals requested by 23 prisoners executed in Texas, is in the collection of The Parrish Museum in Watermill, NY. Her last meal would be fried chicken, black-eyed peas, mashed potatoes, ramen, and a lobster roll. (The prison system does not allow alcohol or tobacco.)
Jackie is a photographer, framer, maker, artist, activist, coconut enthusiast, and bicycle fanatic. She lives on Shelter Island with her spouse and two canine companions.
"Make friends with your retina. If you do it will bring more fun to your hours of leisure and lend a hand with any job; it will never let you down. Learn to explore and enlist the great possibilities..." - Kodak Instruction Manual, 1951
Jackie's 1st Camera