Jessica Richardson is a 26 year old photographer and printmaker from Meridian, MS, currently living in Oxford, MS. She specializes in both digital and alternative process photography. Richardson’s conceptual interests lie in understanding the human psyche, and giving her subjects a platform to visually express themselves, whether that’s physically, or embodying struggles with mental health or trauma. In her portraiture, Richardson prefers boudoir and pinup work, as it connects more viscerally with her interest in self-expression.
These days, I work full time as a receptionist and program assistant for Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi, after two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, through which I was coordinator for the Mississippi Presenters’ Network. In this time, I completed the 2018 Series Chiaroscuro, which I have yet to properly document, and am currently working on an untitled collaborative project with alums Hunter Johnson and Seth Kellum. Since graduating, I have participated in multiple group exhibitions, including the 2019 Present Mississippi Touring Art Show, and had solo exhibitions across Oxford at City Grocery, Tallahatchie Gourmet, and Uptown Coffee.