Vocal River Photography: Jan E Watson

Jan E Watson studied with iconic American photographers, Wynn Bullock and Imogen Cunningham, and worked as a commercial and fine art photographer in the San Francisco Bay area for 35 years. While studying and photographing Aikido, Jan began improvising with the camera. From that process emerged her definitive portfolio and a collaborative book with Sensei Terry Dobson, It's A Lot Like Dancing, An Aikido Journey as well as her gallery shows; Women in Nature and Of The Earth. Her commitment to personal and social transformation through improvisation and collaboration characterize a career in which she has documented her ongoing journey amongst people and environments, from the Sierras to New Mexico, to her current home in Hawaii.