Jacqueline Tune
Professor of Photography

Jacqueline Tune, HND/PHND,  received her degree in Photography and Media Studies at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design in the UK in 1988. She has a photographic studio and metal workshop in Tuscany where she makes photographic and metal artworks. Her works have been exhibited widely in Italy and internationally. In 2012 she won the Celeste Prize for Photography, having also been finalist for the prize in 2008 and 2011.
Her work was selected for the project exhibition "Fabrica: les yeux ouverts" by Colors magazine, at the Pompidou Centre in Paris in 2007. She teaches photography at the Siena Art Institute and the Siena School for Liberal Arts.

Jacqueline Tune ha conseguito la laurea e una specializzazione in Photography and Media Studies al Bournemouth e Poole College di Arte e Design, in Inghilterra. Ha uno studio fotografico e un laboratorio per la lavorazione di oggetti metallici in Toscana, dove realizza fotografie e oggetti multimateriale . I suoi lavori sono stati esposti in Italia e all'estero. Nel 2012 ha vinto il Premio Celeste dopo esserne già stata finalista negli anni 2008 e 2011 nella sezione fotografia. Uno dei suoi lavori è stato selezionato per partecipare ad un progetto del magazine “Colors” alla mostra “Fabrica: les yeux ouverts” allestita al Centro Pompidou di Parigi. E' insegnante di fotografia al Siena Art Institute e alla Siena School for Liberal Arts.


Artist's Statement: 

I am fascinated by ’us’, by what we do, and what we are doing to this world. I try to tell the stories of the people I photograph, how we live today and the land where I live. My family and the places where I  grew up in the UK  are constant subjects I always return to. The ties and knots that keep us together and divide us. With a consistently developing fascination of the land and subjects I meet or discover  here in Tuscany, I try to create visual poems working images together whether in triptychs, series or multi-imaging. I find working images together tell a fuller story, the need to create an ‘image that thinks’ being foremost in my intent.

Organizing, selecting, and creating balance in an image is the most exciting part of the photographic process for me. It has little to do with cameras or equipment , but seeing, sensing, perceiving, questioning and understanding the series of questions a subject may be proposing, and only when we have the right methods to handle this information can we cross the border between just perceiving it and communicating it through an image. 

I've always believed that making an image of something is giving the subject new possibilities for visual interpretation, yet at the same time by 'capturing' it , we are controlling and limiting it as well. The nature of an image sets a barrier between the viewer and the reality of a subject, but also creates a new link or communication between the two, one that might have easily been overlooked or avoided.

”Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting - over and over announcing your place in the family of things.”   - Mary Oliver 

Sart life