Sidney Jackson, is a photographer from Lithonia, Georgia currently residing in Baltimore, Maryland. As an avid hobbyist for 20 years, Jackson has been improving his craft for the last five years. His entry into the industry was simple: he began taking pictures of any and everything he could, focusing on the compositions and inner workings of shots he took during annual road trips.
Hailing from a well-established artistic family, Jackson’s artistic eye was influenced early. His parents are from New York and of Antiguan descent. His mother and grandmother - both jewelry and doll makers (HandCrafted Moods, A Touch Me Creation). His late father - a painter and sculptor (Gemini Rising Art in the First Degree). Jackson’s stepfather is a writer and activist (Anu World) and his great-uncle, Ashley Bryan, is a world renowned children’s author, illustrator, painter, and philanthropist.
Since 2013, Jackson photographed numerous area events and exhibited work in over 50 shows. Including Baltimore City Hall and BWI Airport. His first photography book, entitled Urine Business: A European Bathroom Companion was published in 2012. Jackson’s first solo show, A Closer Look, was premiered at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in April 2014. In May 2015, he hosted his 2nd solo show at the Aloft - BWI hotel. Most recently, Jackson’s 3rd Solo show, PANORAMA was on display in July 2017 and was accompanied by the companion book PANORAMA.