Jeanne Donegan

Jeanne Donegan is an artist living in Chicago. She received her BFA from the University of Connecticut, her home state, and is currently pursuing her MFA at Columbia College Chicago. Donegan works in photography and video-based performance. Her work focuses on issues of femininity, desire, and intimate relationships. She is interested in exploring the potential of female desire to elicit questions of power, autonomy, and pleasure. Today we share her photographic series titled, I Almost Forgot, as well as her video, Rub.

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I Almost Forgot

I Almost Forgot is a visual investigation of the intersections between female sexual self and an intimate partner. I aim to evoke a seductive sensuality in the photographs, prioritizing light as a pivotal element that can touch and caress the body. I focus on the more still and quiet moments of reflection that arise between intimate acts, moments that are subtly charged with the enigmatic feelings of desire. Through this and my video work, I explore those feelings of desire as they relate to feminine sexuality, and in doing so, attempt to create a sense of autonomy over such desires.

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To view more of Jeanne’s work, please visit her website.



Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!


Zemie Barr
Exhibitions Manager
Blue Sky Gallery
Portland, Oregon


Aint–Bad No. 13 Call For Entry is officially open! We are teaming up with a new group of guest curators and editors from all over to collaborate on a publication that seeks the best contemporary photography being made today! Learn more about each of these talented curators and submit today!

Zemie Barr is the Exhibitions Manager at Blue Sky Gallery and co-director of Wolff Gallery in Portland, Oregon. She gravitates towards surreal imagery and personal narrative, as well as conceptual, experimental, and interdisciplinary approaches to the photographic medium.

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