Color palette of the month: Jordan Putt

Jun 14, 2024 | Artist Spotlight, Color Palette of the Month, Featured, News


Introducing our Color Palette of the Month artist, Jordan Putt !

Artwork Title: “Antonio”

Medium: Archival Inkjet Print

Year: 2019

Antonio, 2019, Archival Inkjet Print

Jordan Putt is a photographer from Arizona whose work responds to issues of place, identity, and community.

He earned a BA in Psychology from Northern Arizona University in 2014, and an MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2020. Currently based in Atlanta, GA, he teaches photography at Georgia State University and is a 2023-2025 studio resident for The Creatives Project.

His work has been exhibited in the Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson; Filter Space, Chicago; House of Lucie, Los Angeles; and Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago; among others and he was a 2022 recipient of the Research and Development Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

‘Field Book’ Documentation, 2022, Hand bound archival inkjet prints

Putt’s Photobook “Field Book” is a meditation on place and the mythology surrounding life in the Southwestern United States. Photographed around Pima County, Arizona, this work focuses on the shifting and interconnected social landscape of the southwest and those who inhabit the dusty topography of Southern Arizona.

The color palettes in my photographs often reflect the various locations that anchor each project that I am working on. In general, my practice operates under the expectation that the world will provide subject matter and color combinations that are far more interesting than anything I could come up with on my own. The colors in my images follow this same presumption. In Tucson this may mean the warm tones of an afternoon sun, the brown gradients of the dusty hills out west, or the hazy blues of the distant Catalinas.

Jordan Putt

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