Life Into Art – Jessica Tefft (’90)

Fall 2017


Wake Forest Magazine invited six professional photographers, who are alumni, back to campus last spring for a challenge:


Jessica Tefft (’90)

Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Instagram: @jessicatefft

Through my photos, I wanted to celebrate the things that meant the most to me when I was a student at Wake Forest. My father was a professor of anthropology, so I had been a part of the University community from a young age. I chose art as a major and found my campus home at Spanish House. The only photography class offered at that time was by Professor Phil Perricone (P ’91) in the sociology department. I found that photography spoke to me. I liked hiding behind the camera and being an observer. All these things shaped my experiences at Wake. Observing the campus through my camera 27 years later, I found students engaged in their community and having animated discussions of art, literature and music. It was great to discover a vibrant campus with a wide diversity of students coming together to learn.

Jessica’s photos:

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Weaving Hope

by Kelly Greene ('91)

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Exit Smiling

by Maria Henson ('82)

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A Writing Promise

by Katherine Laws Waters ('20)

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Restoring the Coastline

by Kelly Greene ('91)

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