Jennifer Colten

Jennifer Colten is a photographer based in St. Louis. She teaches photography at Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.

Her work focuses on ambiguous landscapes — sites at the margins of the urban environment, and spaces that reveal a resilience of ecological transformation. Questions surrounding the representation of landscape are central to her photographic practice, which examines the social, cultural, and environmental implications of land use. Colten’s photographs are in the collections of various institutions, including the Museum für Fotographie (Braunschweig), Museo de Arte Moderno (Bogota), and the Museo de Antioquia and the Bellas Artes Institute (Medellín). Colten holds an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.