Jacquelyn Schechter is a psychologist and meditation student who has been exhibiting photos and/or teaching mindfulness-based photography since the early 1990’s. She studied photojournalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder, art photography at the Penland School of Crafts, and earned a certificate in Documentary Studies at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. In Colorado and North Carolina she has taught selected topics in photography and participated in juried art exhibitions, both in the US and abroad. She lives in Asheville, NC with her husband and dogs, Bodhi (basenji) and Annie (rat terrier).
Jacquelyn talks about her work: "What I do keeps changing, so maybe the less said the better. I chose the title 'mindful photography' since I want to work increasingly from a contemplative perspective, and that’s a personal 'work in progress.' The photos reflect interests and preparation at a particular time, in a particular place. I try to be present with my camera and not over-think – it’s intuitive, like the flow experience or being 'in the zone.' Notice, click, move on – edit and process later. Joy is in the process itself. Sharing the images is a bonus." mindfulphotography.com
Additional nature photos by Bill King, retired general contractor and sensitive, wise photographer.
Photos of Dr. Christine King by Kim Walzer.
Additional contributors: Rachel Fielding, Dave Watts, Dawn Knapp.