SARA JANE BOYERS is a California-based fine art photographer who, after successful careers in the music and publishing industries, returned to a serious focus on her photography. In her work Boyers searches for that iconic element of ordinary experience that defines the whole, choosing to render it subtly and with a sense of beauty that is provocative and demanding.
______FINDING CHINATOWN: AN AMERICAN STORY, showcasing her decade+ project on the US & Canadian Chinatowns, was first exhibited to critical acclaim at the Craig Krull Gallery (Los Angeles.) GRIDLOCK, photographs shot from her car's driver's seat while stuck in traffic, was recently exhibited at the Leica Gallery/LA. GO FLY A KITE: SATURDAYS AT THE BEACH WITH TYRUS WONG was exhibited in SF and NYC in WATER TO PAPER: PAINT TO SKY, a retrospective of the 106 year old artist Tyrus Wong that included this photographic "story" by Boyers of the artist's 40+ years of retirement spent creating and flying his hand-make kites.
_____An in-progress exhibition of DETROIT:DEFINITION, a study of Boyers' birth city, opened in Fall 2015 at the Maison de la Photographie in Lille, France and then in Paris at Galerie Claude Samuel during ParisPhoto Week2016. A photograph from the series was on exhibition in the US Pavilion at Italy's prestigious 2016 Venice Architectural Biennale and will be again on exhibition this Winter at MOCAD, Detroit.
___Other work has been exhibited in museums, galleries & photo festivals including a GETTY PST exhibition at the Vincent Price Art Museum; Western Australia's FOTOFREO Biennial; DESIGN/REACTION at the Pasadena Museum of California Art; CHINESE AMERICANS: EXCLUSION/INCLUSION at the New York Historical Society and most recently, NO FIXED ADDRESS at The Leonardo, Salt Lake City. Her award-winning 747 Wing House photograph was selected by ASMP for its "Best Architectural Photographs of the Year." SUMMER MIX, an exhibition of emerging LA photographers was co-curated by Boyers for LACMA's Wallis Annenberg Photography Department.
_____Other continuing projects include: SACRED.SILENT.WAITING, a contemplation of light, empty space and presence, and REVISIT_RENEW_NEW, an architectural exploration that also includes the 747 WING HOUSE, an architecturally significant experiment in repurposing.
_____Among other media, Boyers’s photos have been published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Les Echos and in books and respected online media. Her photographs reside in public and private collections internationally.