Skip to Content

About Jane…

Jane Strauss is a photographer in her late fifties and did not start out to be an artist. She studied and worked in practical fields, including social services and the law. She raised a family and was an active volunteer and community organizer until losing her job in 2004. Next, she looked into her heart and decided to follow where her heart was leading - into the photographic arts. All her life, even without a camera, she has seen photographs begging to be taken. Her range of subjects is broad. She shoots landscapes, architecture, animals, people, found and accidental art, and unusual or highly unexpected scenarios. Through her penetrating and juxtaposed "eye" she sees in ways others would not. They are not on the Autism Spectrum as she is. That unique core to her work is what she selected as images for this gallery. Her body of work to date includes “Life of a Kitten,” a visual timeline of a rescued feral kitten's first year, and “View from the Second Story,” images captured from Chicago Elevated Trains, which was shown at Paradise Center for the Arts in 2010. “Minneapolis Landmarks” was displayed at Minneapolis City Hall, as well as several other venues. “A Part or Apart?- Disability and Inclusion,” is now a book in progress, after several successful exhibits. She is also developing discussion guides for faith-based communities to use the book in their own contexts. “Israel Celebrates – Springtime” and “Israel - Macro to Panoramic,” which will be displayed at the Paradise Center for the Arts in Spring 2012, are more recent works.

Click here to view and purchase photographs by Jane.