Jacque Rupp is a humanist photographer residing in Silicon Valley. She picked up her first camera, a Rollei, in her teens, and immediately fell in love with the entire process – but especially how the camera connected her to others. Because she moved extensively as a child, Jacque learned quickly how to walk into new situations and build trust with people. She draws on these early experiences when creating a rapport with her photographic subjects.
She was an executive in the technology industry, responsible for recruiting top talent for many years. Interviewing and learning about people’s stories fits directly into her style of photography. Jacque goes deep, looking to capture the human spirit by using layers and complexity and emotion in her work.
She received her MBA from Santa Clara University. She is on the Advisory Board for the United Nations Affiliated Film Festival at Stanford University and for the Weston Collective in Carmel. She has exhibited at the Center for Photographic Arts, Foothill Community College, The Daily Photograph, Praxis Gallery and numerous on line sites. She has assisted Mark Tuschman with his “Immigrants Are Us project.”
It’s always about the people. Curiosity and connection. It’s a personal quest for me. I’m drawn by intensity, intimacy and authenticity in my subjects.
I am curious about different cultures, here and abroad, and I search for stories about everyday people in everyday life. I look for a face that is lived in, a spirit I can connect with, a truth that is shared and a story to tell. I am seeking a sense of identity and place. When I engage with my subjects, this moment shared between us is an honor. In my photographs, I strive to show the humanity and universal spirit that binds all of us together.