Jennifer MaHarry grew up in Rochester, New York, with an opportunity to horseback ride through forests, streams and meadows every day, laying the foundation to her lifelong love of nature.
After graduating Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, Jennifer moved to Los Angeles where she began her career in motion picture advertising. Working at various design agencies and ultimately forming her own (Eden Creative) she’s designed and contributed to hundreds of iconic movie poster campaigns, including “Captain Marvel,” “Mulan,” “Maleficent,” “A Wrinkle In Time,” “The Ides of March,” “Dan In Real Life,” “Ace Ventura Pet Detective” and “Free Willy.”
Jennifer’s first experience of photographing wild horses was several years ago at a sanctuary where 1400 rescued and rehabilitated mustangs ran free on 1900 acres. Struck by their beauty, intelligence and fierce family bonds, Jennifer was inspired to document wild horses throughout the western states. She witnessed government led helicopter round-ups and quickly learned about the harsh and highly political reality happening on our public lands.
Getting her large scale images out in public has been one way she hopes to encourage appreciation and preservation of wild horses and other quickly vanishing wild animals and habitats. Solo exhibits of her wild horse photography include the LA Art Show, the Autry Museum, Gallery Montecito, Gallery 1880, Metro Gallery, KMOCA, Vermont Institute of Natural Science and G2 Gallery in Venice where, through her sales, over one hundred thousand dollars have benefitted environmental causes.