Michael Jackson moved to Chicago from London in 1994. An interdisciplinary artist who studied fine art printmaking and film at SAIC Graduate School, where he won the James Nelson Raymond Fellowship Award, Jackson has exhibited his photography work internationally as far afield as Tokyo and Scotland. An active musician and printmaking instructor, Jackson’s concurrent specialism is editorial work in the music business. He has written and photographed for numerous publications and record labels including Downbeat, Chicago SunTimes, Chicago Reader, New City, Jazzwise, The Wire, The Guardian (UK), Jazz on CD, Jazziz, Delmark Records, Premonition etc. As a photojournalist he has been active recording the jazz/blues and world music scene for twenty years. Some of Jackson’s images recently featured in Jazzography, A Portrait of the Chicago Jazz Festival at 30, published by the Jazz Institute of Chicago.
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