About Janet L. Pritchard
Janet L. Pritchard photographs place with a special interest in the intersection of nature and culture. She describes her method as the pursuit of artistic vision through historical empathy.
Pritchard’s exhibition venues include: Fruitlands Museum, Massachusetts; International Center for Photography, New York; Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago; Photographic Resource Center, Boston; RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI; Sam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica, California; and the National Trust for Historic Preservation travelling exhibition America’s Uncommon Places. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including: Artist-in-Residence Fellowships at Alfred University’s Institute for Electronic Arts, Jentel Foundation, Millay Colony, and Ucross Foundation; NEH Fellowship, Newberry Library, Chicago; Jay and Deborah Last Fellowship, American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass.; a year-long Fellowship at the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute; and Honors General Education Curriculum Development Grant, University of Connecticut.
Pritchard has been on the faculty at the University of Connecticut since 2001, serving as the Area Coordinator for Photography. Before coming to the University of Connecticut, she taught at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and the University of Colorado. Pritchard received her BA in art history, classics, and philosophy from the University of Colorado, and her MA and MFA from University of New Mexico. Before pursuing a career in photography, she worked as an outdoor education instructor and spent her youth traveling between the Northeast and Rocky Mountain West. She makes her home in New England, where she and her wife have raised three sons, but considers herself geographically bilingual.
Additional work from the collaborative project Like a Whisper: Time on the Land can be seen at: