There are business people who fall in love with the majesty of photography. Jenny is an artist who fell in love with its business. Over a 20-year career, Jenny has been deeply rooted in every facet of fine art photography. From galleries and collections to artists and archives, and from the earliest 19th century photographs to the digital present, Jenny has navigated tremendous changes in photography and has established herself as an expert in the field.
Jenny became a fine-art photographer in her early twenties, specializing in shooting live music and musicians. She apprenticed with legendary jazz photographer Herman Leonard, and became his business and archive manager. With Herman, Jenny worked on projects ranging from organizing his vast archive to a Ken Burns documentary (“Jazz”), management of sales and marketing, editing a book of Herman’s work and managing shoots with Tony Bennet, Lenny Kravitz, and many others.
In 2006, she formed Jenny Bagert Consulting, offering business and project management in photography. Based in her beloved hometown of New Orleans, she has worked with A Gallery For Fine Photography, the 19th Century Rare Book and Photograph Shop, Cornell University, Josephine Sacabo, and numerous other photographers and photography related business.
Fun Fact: Jenny’s favorite day of the year is Mardi Gras Day and she is a hobbyist beekeeper.