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Jessica Manheim

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas; I began photography in high school with an old 35mm Nikon SLR given by my father for a photojournalism class. Took a black and white film course in college, but earned a B.S. in Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. I worked at a portrait studio after graduation before moving on to research. For three years I worked in visual science research labs involved in investigating a gene therapy for Retinitis Pigmentosa, and signal transduction pathways in Glaucoma.

I'm currently a student at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, working on my doctorate in Pharmacology and Neuroscience. I recently joined a research lab investigating the mechanisms in which hormones regulate brain function. My current project is examining novel genes related to changes in age-associated cognitive and memory function.

My enthusiasm and admiration of life and science inspire me to endlessly search for the beauty of the world. My knowledge of photography comes from experience, constant practice, and experimentation. I seek to convey not merely a subject, but how they make me feel. I see photography not only as a way to express myself, but as a way to experience, understand, and view the world. My thirst for adventure and new experiences push me to continually evolve my vision, reminding me to carry my camera with curiosity, compassion and humility. The will to learn and experiment drive me to create images.

Limited Edition prints of my work are available for sale at LuminArte Gallery in Dallas, Texas. Current sizes range from 8x10 to 20x30.

Although I consider myself a landscape and nature photographer, I also do portraits. If you are interested in my photography, are looking for portraits, like to discuss photography, or have any questions at all, feel free to contact me.

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