About The Artist
Sandra Jetton, born in Memphis, Tennessee, is a New York-based fine art photographer.
Her background is diverse, but the areas are “artistically” related. After graduating from Rollins College with a degree in music she moved to New York to study opera. Coming from Memphis, she was struck by the look of 1970’s New York City - rubble, graffiti, burned out buildings, not to mention 42nd Street with its peep shows and dive bars. The layers of grit gave the city an added depth. Even as she pursued her career she always seemed to view the city through a black and white filter. Everything was a photograph, a film noir.
The more she began to explore photography and study the work of Robert Frank, Bruce Davidson, Saul Leiter and Garry Winograd she knew she wanted to pursue this art form - which she has done at the International Center for Photography and with a number of private teachers.
She has found street photography to be the perfect medium. She sees it as a true American art form, combining the social landscape, use of the day or night’s light, the styles of the times, neighborhood architecture, and, of course, personal observations and interactions. These elements are reflected in her photographs .
Her work has been shown across the country and is held in private collections.