As a teenager Frank Jackson trained himself in the fundamentals of photography, developing a subtle, simple and unique technique that would mature into a distinctive style.
At the age of 18 he left to go to Oakwood University, the same college in Alabama that his parents had attended. Despite pressure to pursue a traditional profession, Jackson left after only one year to follow his dream of becoming a photographer.
Rather than expressing political beliefs through his work, Jackson advocates social change on a personal level.
“Sometimes I happen to pictures and sometimes pictures happen to me,” says Frank Jackson. “We sort of flow between each other like people who dance together for a long time.”
Jackson is currently a member of the Freestyle Advisory Board of Photographic Professionals and is based in Los Angeles, CA.