About Jen

Jen File Photography Portrait

Jen File is compassionate, sensitive, and devoted to making a difference within her community in whatever ways she can.  She is a person who looks with patience for the best in individuals and within the social relationships she makes. The details that lie behind people and the communities they form is something she naturally understands yet is always curious about.  This same sharp clarity, passion, and wonder enables her photography to capture moments that describe not just an event, but complexities that express a much “bigger picture”… a skill that can only be found among the most talented and determined artists. 

When a community feels the need to create awareness of an issue and needs the stories to be understood AND is lucky enough to connect with a photographer like Jen File that understands the awareness that photography can draw, the difference and possibilities for positive change can be limitless.

-Peter Voith , Musician/Entrepreneur/Friend

“It costs so much to be a full human being that there are very few who have the enlightenment, or the courage, to pay the price…. One has to abandon altogether the search for security, and reach out to the risk of living with both arms. One has to embrace the world like a lover, and yet demand no easy return of love. One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying.”

– Morris West