About Tom Jenz
TALE OF TOM JENZ
For over thirty years, through his photographs and narratives, Tom Jenz has been capturing the spirit and soul of America through the parts that are often overlooked. He rarely drives a four-lane road or an urban thoroughfare. He keeps to the farm and ranch roads or the city streets, searching for a photographic opportunity, a veteran farmer, a collapsing barn, a dying town, an old house, rusty pickup, or a street person down on his luck, and those folks who will share their tales with him, all visual metaphors from the forgotten America.
His photographs live through his influences: Walker Evans, Dorthea Lange, Robert Frank, and Gary Winogrand.
Tom currently resides in Wisconsin but has lived in Michigan, Minnesota and California, and has driven the back roads and city streets of many states.