Jennifer Vatza is a photographer living in South Philadelphia, PA. I took my first analog photography class i 1995 at Moore College of Art & Design and fell in love with the medium and process. Even though I took some time off during my pursuit of a BFA degree at Moore, I kept up with my photography practice. Eventually, I re-enrolled at Moore and finished up my BFA in Studio Art with Art History Emphasis in 2004.  My areas of study included: analog and digital photography, digital art, fashion design, painting, and textile design. I even did one of the college’s first studies in digital photography in 2004 via an independent study. In 2013, I took a refresher course in digital photography through Moore’s Continuing Education program. This experience reinvigorated my love of photography and gave me the ability to hone my skills even further. I am currently continuing my studies  by pursuing a MFA in Studio Art degree at Moore. Over the past decade, I’ve worked on personal and professional photography for various friends and more recently for my job at Moore where I am the Web, Social Media & Fundraising Coordinator. One of my recent accomplishments was photographing Moore alumna and Project Runway Season 12 winner Dom Streater for the college’s marketing billboards and national magazine advertisements. Also in 2013 I became a volunteer for the Philadelphia Zoo in their Camera Club and have loved the experience both as a photographer and as an animal rights advocate. The club meets monthly and has regularly scheduled photo-shoots. We contribute our best work to the zoo for their use in all of their marketing materials.

Jennifer Vatza