SSF 2016 Featured Photographer Jen Ramos
Jen Ramos spent her early years in hard scrabble, blue collar Elizabeth, NJ. In order to escape harsh realities of her home, enduring abuse and poverty, she immersed herself in art and photography. At 16, she began studying artists such as Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’ Keeffee, and William Klein, all of which have influenced her style and artistic voice. Her work is a fusion of her personal experiences, capturing her emotions, while touching upon subjects of love, religion, death, the struggles of women, and survival It blends the grittiness of the inner city and South Florida’s tropical vibrancy.