There are business people who fall in love with photography. Jenny Bagert (she/her) is a photographer who fell in love with its business. Over a twenthy-five-year career, she has been deeply rooted in every facet of photography, working with artists, galleries, and collectors and work from the 19th century to the present.
Bagert started taking pictures and creating in the darkroom when she was twelve. In her twenties, she specialized in working with musicians, including Grammy winning artists. At age twenty-four, she became business and archive manager to the legendary jazz photographer Herman Leonard. With Leonard, Bagert learned the business and had the opportunity to work on life-changing projects: archiving Leonard’s vast collection, working on the Ken Burns documentary “Jazz”, editing books and managing shoots with such greats as Tony Bennet and Lenny Kravitz.
In 2006, she formed Jenny Bagert Consulting, offering business and project management in photography. Based in her beloved hometown of New Orleans, Bagert and her fantastic team serve an extensive client roster and love every day of it!
Fun Fact: Bagert is a hobbyist beekeeper and her favorite day of the year is Mardi Gras Day.