Eyeist: Jill Enfield

Jill Enfield

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Editorial, Curation/Fine Art, Stock, Education, historical techniques

Still Life, Landscape, Nature, Lifestyle, Travel, Street, General, Hand Made Prints, Historical Techniques

A fine art and commercial photographer, Jill Enfield spent 20 years in photography with a focus on still lives and landscapes but recently turned her attention to portraits. As a protest against the profiling and prejudice that has emerged over the last decade, Enfield has been photographing immigrants with the notion that all people enrich the hosting culture with their own foreign experience. She is working with Mary Panzer, an internationally recognized scholar of photography and its history, on this series of New Immigrants. Mary will interview the subjects of Jill’s photographs for a three month show at Ellis Island in Spring 2013.

Jill has taught handcoloring and non-silver techniques at schools in New York City and throughout the USA and Europe. Her personal work is in collections and has appeared in many magazines throughout the world. Jill’s commercial clients include Fortune Magazine, Kodak, Hasselblad, Nikon, Penguin Putnam, Inc., St. Martin’s Press, LIFE, and many others. Her personal work has appeared in Camera Art’s, Hasselblad’s FORUM Magazine, Nikon World, Camera & Darkroom Techniques, ZOOM and others.

Jill’s work was one of 42 images selected from thousands on file with the city through the HERE IS NEW YORK Archive to commemorate the fifth anniversary of 911. Jill has been a “Legend Behind the Lens” for Nikon, a representative for Lowepro and SanDisk and is on the board of Freestyle Photographics. Her book: “Photo Imaging: A Complete Guide to Alternative Processes” won the Golden Light Award for Best Technical Book of 2002.

Jill is working on a new historical techniques book to be published by Focal Press in 2013.


“I attended a week-long workshop in Santa Fe lead by Jill. It was an amazing experience both technically and creatively. Jill gave excellent instruction and feedback on our work, and was very encouraging about our individual style and artistry. Along with her photographic expertise, she is so very generous with sharing her her personal knowledge and resources. Years later she is still my mentor.”
Karen Carson, Photographer

“After working with Jill at the Santa Fe Workshops, I asked to be her assistant in her New York studio. I gained a lot from working with her and she both supported and challenged me. I would often discuss my own work with her; her insight was invaluable because of her experience and honesty. Jill is the best kind of artist. She is as kind and patient as she is intelligent and talented.”
Travis Hocutt

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