3/24 @ 1:00: The Changing West: Tempe Javitz presents Photographs by Jessamine Spear Johnson

The Changing West: Tempe Javitz presents Photographs by Jessamine Spear Johnson

Tempe Javitz is the granddaughter of Montana photographer Jessamine Spear Johnson (1886-1978). Since 2007, Tempe has worked to preserve Jessamine’s massive legacy, which includes 34 boxes of photos, in addition to diaries and genealogical notes. Tempe will tell us about her experience of conserving and cataloging Jessamine’s photos, while showing us Jessamine’s impressive techniques and her wide breadth of themes. Her photo collection encompasses portraits; landscapes; botanicals; historical sites; silhouettes she titled Skyliners; candid shots; and even still life compositions from the early 1900’s through the 1950’s.

Currently, Tempe is writing a book about Jessamine’s life and photography. Like her grandmother, Tempe has been an avid photographer since her grandmother gave her a camera when she was eight years old.

Topic: San Mateo AAUW’s March Program
Time: Mar 24, 2021 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)