Helen Jones Photography

Helen Jones holds an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art. She spent many years in Oregon, where she established Pine Island Press, a small press specializing in publishing photography and art zines. Incandescent, PIP's primary publication, is a bi-annual zine showcasing emerging photographers working with color analog film. Helen's aesthetic is one of things built up unintentionally and of imprints left behind. Her photographs explore interactions between people, places, and landscapes. She never misses a chance for a road trip, dislikes rust in her cast iron, and salts just about everything. She can be found on Instagram at @helenjonesphotographs.

14th Annual Photobook Exhibition, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Massachusetts, June-August 2024
Traces: A Zine and Artbook Show, Field Projects Gallery, New York, New York, May 2024
Homecoming 2022-23 Biennial, RIT City Arts Space, Rochester, New York, December 2023
The Remaining Time works by Helen Jones and Ania Safko, Shed-Shows, Austin, Texas, May 2023
Dewpoint, slideshow hosted by The Humid, Athens, Georgia, October 2022
To light and then return, Greensboro Project Space, Greensboro, North Carolina, September 2022
Deeper Roots Than Reason, Contra/Common, Bee Cave, Texas, July 2022
Bag Lunch, UnSmoke Systems Artspace, Braddock, Pennsylvania, July 2022
Painted Hooves, Visual Arts Center, Austin, Texas, May 2022
Mirror Drama, Visual Arts Center, Austin, Texas, February 2021
Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 2019
Open Juried Exhibition, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, Vermont, March 2018
Off The Fridge, the Photographic Resource Center, Boston, Massachusetts, February 2016
All Visual Boston Slideshow, Spectacle, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, January 2013

• Too Tired Project, A Testament to Loss, May 2024
Zone Zine, October 2023
Photographers on Photographers: Helen Jones in Conversation With Robert George, Lenscratch, August 2023
Photographers on Photographers: Helen Jones in Conversation With Barbara Bosworth, Lenscratch, August 2022
Nowhere Diary, July 2021
• Lenscratch Student Prize, 26 to watch, July 2021
• Don't Smile, Earth Mother/Mother Earth, April 2020
From Here On Out, October 2019
• Fstop Magazine, Land, Sea, Air, Issue #90, Interview, August 2018
Ain’t-Bad, February 2018
Uncertain Magazine, Issue 2, January 2018
Float Magazine, December 2017
• Vermont Center for Photography Instagram Takeover, August 2016
C41 Magazine, November 2016
TMP, Issue 5, The American Highway: An Exquisite Corpse, July 2016

The Remaining Time exhibition catalog, May 2023
Bag Lunch exhibition catalog, July 2022
Painted Hooves exhibition catalog, May 2022
To light and then return, Self Published, 2022
Subjectively, Objective Monthly Monograph Magazine Issue 11, July 2018
• Stripes of light, Self Published / Pine Island Press, 2018
• Good Days Gone Cold Days, Pine Island Press / Half-Stop Press, 2015

Artist Talks and Residencies
• Photobook Austin, conversations with photographers, May 2023
• 2022 Studio Art MFA Thesis Colloquium / Archival Practices: Duration and Document, May 2022
Imagine Butte Resource Center residency, April 2018

Relevant Projects and Experience
• Pine Island Press, Founder, 2010 – Present
• Lecturer, University of Texas Photography & Media Department, Austin, Texas, 2023
Incandescent, a color film zine, Founder / Editor, 2010 – 2022