Jane Cummins (b.1984) is an Irish photographer based in Dublin and has recently graduated from the MFA Photography programme at the Belfast School of Art, Ulster University. Her practice involves self-portraiture and landscape, focusing on self-exploration and identity. Recipient of the Belfast Exposed Graduate Award, Cummins deals with the relationship between the body and nature, a distinctly personal exploration into the nature of self and the unstable construction of identity.
The intention of her work is to uncover the ambivalence of the self and awaken a psychological reaction both in the viewer and herself. Her work is an expression of her inner and outer landscape made up of thoughts and
emotions, rooted in the present but containing fragments that have shaped her.1