"To photograph is to put the heart, eye and head all in the same line of sight." - Henri Cartier Bresson
In the age of digital photography, Jayne Wexler’s portraiture is an oasis of heart. At every shoot, Jayne nurtures a relationship with the sitter, drawing out a story, a passion, a dream. Born in Brooklyn, raised in New Jersey and trained at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, she has lived and worked in New York City ever since. Jayne encounters many of her future subjects by chance--on crowded city streets or backcountry roads, in places as far flung as Dubrovnik, Kyoto and the Bronx. In the same way that Jayne draws inspiration from the communities around her, so does she give back to them, doing pro bono work for charitable organizations and public education. In addition to her advertising, editorial and fine art projects, Jayne has published three acclaimed books of portraiture, Daughters & Mothers (a New York Times bestseller), Girlfriends, and Grandmothers.
AstraZeneca, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Edelman, Eli Lilly and Company,
Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Glamour, GlaxoSmithKline, Grey Worldwide,
JWT, Johnson & Johnson, Kumon, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Mars,
Mead Johnson, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Nemours: Children’s Health System,
The New York Times, Novo Nordisk, Ogilvy Healthworld, Pepperidge Farm,
Pfizer, Playtex, Publicis, Purina, Real Simple, Saatchi & Saatchi, TBWA\Chiat\Day,
Target, Time Inc., Vanity Fair, & Wrigley.