Jonathan Mark Jackson (b. 1996) received a Bachelors of Art degree in within the Art & The History of Art department at Amherst College. Since moving to Amherst in 2014, photography has situated itself at the head of Jackson’s creative practice. Using self-portraiture as a system of measurement, Jackson’s work seeks to engage with historical facts through objects, landscape, and the human form to produce pieces that acknowledge the reality of the past. Through the combination of photographs and writing, Jackson calls attention to the mysterious forces that cloud, torment, and stall the formation of a Black American identity.