Jennifer Willis

Jennifer Willis was born and educated in Belfast where she graduated with a BSc (Hons.) in Politics & Sociology from Queen’s University.

During a prolonged period of illness during the early 2000s, Jennifer developed an interest in photography to continue to be involved in sporting activities with her family.

She has since become a multiple award-winning photographer across several genres, with both national and international exhibitions to her name. Jennifer is an Associate of both the Royal Photographic Society and Irish Photographic Federation.

As an artist, it is the narrative of her subjects and a desire to capture something of the story hidden within that has most inspired her photography. Her recent body of work has taken this to a new level, with Seen to be Heard, a remarkable exhibition of portraits of women living with secondary breast cancer in Northern Ireland. Focusing on empathy and understanding Jennifer worked with a community of 16 women from a variety of backgrounds and social class – the resulting images are raw, powerful, yet sensitive and revealing.

Jennifer Willis