SidJacks: A Closer Look

Balcony Gallery, 3rd floor

The photographic exhibit, "A Closer Look" is a journey through Photographer Sidney Jackson’s eyes.  The varied collection is designed to speak to the viewer, give a glimpse into his mind and demonstrate what he encounters and interprets as he looks through the camera into the world.  

Opening Reception:  Thursday, April 3 | 5:30-7:30 pm.

Artist Biography

Sidney Jackson, is a photographer from Lithonia, Georgia currently residing in Baltimore, Maryland. As an avid hobbyist for 18 years, Jackson has been a professional photographer for the last three years. His entry into the industry was simple: he began taking pictures of any and everything he could, focusing on the compositions and inner workings of shots he took during annual road trips.

Hailing from a well-established artistic family, Jackson’s artistic eye was influenced early. Jackson’s parents are from New York of Antiguan descent. His mother and grandmother - both jewelry and doll makers (HandCrafted Moods, A Touch Me Creation). His late father - a painter and sculptor (Gemini Rising Art in the First Degree). Jackson’s stepfather is a writer and activist (Anu World) and his great-uncle, Ashley Bryan, is a children’s author, illustrator, painter, and philanthropist.

Jackson continues to explore new techniques and expand his knowledge as an artist. In 2013, Jackson photographed 11 area events and exhibited work in seven shows. His first photography book, entitled Urine Business: A European Bathroom Companion was published in 2012. 

Click here to watch a video of the SidJacks Photography: A Closer Look exhibition.