Brooks Jensen

Based in Anacortes, Washington

Out of Chicago Instructor

Editor, LensWork Publishing

Brooks Jensen is a fine-art photographer, publisher, workshop teacher, and writer. He and his wife (Maureen Gallagher) are the owners, co-founders, editors, and publishers of the award winning LensWork, one of today’s most respected and important periodicals in fine art photography. With subscribers in 72 countries, Brooks’ impact on fine art photography is truly world-wide. His long-running podcast on photography and the creative process is heard over the Internet by thousands every day. LensWork Publishing is also at the leading edge in multimedia and digital media publishing with LensWork Extended — a PDF based, media-rich expanded version of the magazine.

Brooks' personal work can be seen in his on-going series, Kokoro, a PDF based, downloadable periodical.

LensWork Online, a membership website, features 10 channels of content featuring Brooks’ 50-years of experience in fine art photography including:

  • Audio programs — Editor’s Comments, Looking at Images, Those Who Inspire Me (and Why), and interviews with over 400 photographers
  • Video programs — our daily Here’s a Thought . . ., Feedback Reviews, Exploring the Possibilities, and Creative Labs

Brooks Jensen is the author of ten best-selling books on photography and creativity: Looking at Images, The Creative Life in Photography, Letting Go of the Camera, the three volume set Single Exposures: Random Observations on Art, Photography and Creativity. His most recent books are Photography, Art, & Media; The Best of the LensWork Interviews, and Seeing in SIXES (four volumes published in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019). A monograph of his work was published in 2012 titled Made of Steel.

Upcoming conferences

Out of Death Valley

January 26th-30th, 2022

Out of Chicago LIVE! 2021

April 9-11, 2021

Out of Chicago Botanic

August 29-September 2, 2021

Out of Acadia

October 10-14, 2021

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