Jessica McCarty-Kelly • Dubuque, IA • Photography


Born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa, I grew up with a great appreciation for photography from my mother, an amateur photographer and my godfather, who was a professor of photography at Washburn College. With cameras always around, and receiving my first camera at 7, I gravitated to photography at an early age.

In 2008, I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Studio Art with an emphasis placed in Photography.  Returning to Dubuque after college I was drawn to the scenery and architecture that I grew up around.


Giving a new perspective to things that people see everyday, I enjoy taking photographs of the ordinary and creating an image that is striking to look at.  Always curious, whether I’m home in Dubuque or traveling I focus on new line combinations and texture to make an engaging composition.

  I try to frame my work around seeing the world as one has never seen it before. 

Two of my passions in life are photography and travel.  Traveling not only broadens my view of the world and different cultures, but it opens up a childlike enthusiasm to photography. The travel photography that I’ve done has really made me see the world with fresh eyes. 




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