I'm a photographer, educator and fine artist interested in humans and their interconnectedness with nature. I cherish the planet and aim to protect it and its inhabitants. My work reflects the essence of life; what is felt more than seen.
I work in the studio and the outdoors using digital, film and alternative photo processes and different camera formats. I will often handcolor or collage my images to extend what is already present in the subject matter. I dabble in haiku and journal to bring ideas into words and sketches.
My immersion into the visual world began as a child in the creek across from my home. For hours I watched reflections, crayfish, water striders and leaves floating on the water. I sat in treetops, chewed weeds and admired the wildlife. I still work in this way watching, waiting and absorbing.
Thank you for visiting this site.
–Donna T. Jones
Donna T. Jones runs a photo studio in Silver Spring, Maryland and teaches photography at Howard Community College, The Art League School, The Washington School of Photography, Glen Echo Photoworks, Washington Photo Safari and VisArts. Donna is the photo editor/co-producer of the book "Ethiopia from the Heart" released in 2007. A portion of book sales is donated to tree-planting efforts in deforested regions of Ethiopia.