Jackie Heitchue




Jackie Heitchue’s nomadic childhood spanned the country, from the suburbs of Los Angeles to Ohio and Virginia.  Finally settling in New England with her husband and children, the move felt like a homecoming, a sentiment borne out by a newly unearthed family lineage of Puritans, indentured servants, and an unfortunate Salem witch.  Ruminating over these historic connections while engrossed in the daily minutia of child-rearing, Jackie became fascinated with the universal themes of family and motherhood that connect one generation to the next. She began photographing her son and daughter as they grew and changed over the years.  While her images are deeply personal, they also stand as allegories for the milestones that all families traverse.  


Heitchue has worked as a photographer most of her life.  After graduating with a BFA from the Corcoran School of Art, she was an award-winning photojournalist for a chain of newspapers in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.  From there, she worked as a freelancer, a master printer at the Library of Congress, and taught photography to high school students in Virginia. 


Recent Solo and Group Exhibitions

Still Life:  Elevating the Mundane
Juror’s Award Recipient
PhotoPlace Gallery
Middlebury, Vermont
September, 2018

What I Know So Far
Solo Exhibition
Griffin Museum @ SoWa
Boston, Massachusetts
June-September, 2018

Still Life
SE Center for Photography
Greenville, South Carolina
April, 2018

Photography Atelier 27
Griffin Museum of Photography
Winchester, Massachusetts
March-April, 2018

Artist as Curator III

Kehler Liddell Gallery
New Haven, Connecticut

July-August, 2016

UnBound 4!

Candela Gallery
Richmond, Virginia 

July-August, 2015

Portfolio ShowCase 8 

Center for Fine Art Photography
Fort Collins, Colorado 


34th Annual Photography Show 

Carriage Barn Arts Center
New Canaan, Connecticut 

January-February, 2013

Recent Publications

Art & Life with Jackie Heitchue
Boston Voyager
September, 2018

Portfolio Showcase, Volume VIII
Center for Fine Art Photography
May 2015