Photography Department Welcomes Guest Speaker

February 24, 2012 
Canon “Explorer of Light” Photographer, Jennifer Wu
The Menifee Valley Campus Photography Department is fortunate to have Jen Wu share her world renown photography on Thursday, March 1, 2012, from 7-9 pm, in the assembly hall, room 927, of the business & technology building located at 28237 La Piedra Rd, Menifee, CA 92584. Admission is free and guests are welcome!
Jennifer Wu, a professional photographer since 1992, is best known for her nature, landscape and night photography.
Jennifer was named by Canon USA to the elite group of photographers, The Explorers of Light. Canon states, "The Explorers Of Light program is a group of 62 of the world's best photographers, united in their love and passion for photographic excellence. They also share a common desire to contribute back to the industry with a willingness to share their vision and passion with others." Jennifer enjoys sharing her enthusiasm and passion for nature photography in lectures and workshops for Canon. Canon publishes her spectacular sky photographs in their professional camera brochures and advertisements.
Her images, featured in numerous magazines and books, have won a wide variety of prestigious awards. Whenever she is not on nature expeditions at some of the most beautiful locations in the world, she exhibits her images at nationally recognized galleries and art shows.
Jennifer was born in Illinois in 1968, grew up in Davis, California. She moved to Sacramento to attend California State University, Sacramento where she received a BA in Photography. She currently lives in Sacramento and makes that her home base between adventures.
She taught photography and digital imaging at CRC and California State University Sacramento. She now enjoys leading workshops for Light Photographic Workshops, Canon and a Film International Film Workshops Barcelona, Spain.
Artist's Statement
“I strive to create images that evoke a mood or a chord of recognition or even a sense of longing with the viewer. Some may sense tranquility and peacefulness or perhaps powerful and vivid qualities which lead the view to make discoveries, drawing them to the next images. These dramatic landscapes are at the edge of the light of night and day as I search for exquisite and unique places.
My lifelong quest for capturing nature's elusive or even unrecognized beauty has pushed me to embark on ever more challenging adventures in California as wells as throughout the United States and abroad. I spend my time driving, flying and hiking to scout for those ideal locations and waiting for the wind, clouds, and light to all come together in a mystical way. The striking compositions share with you the story of the transitional world as a beautiful place often with magical moments when anything can happen.”
Visit Jennifer’s work at
For more information contact Keith Hanz, Photography Department Chair, at 951-639-5546 or