Jessica Brewer Prugh is a self-taught photographer and sometimes zine maker based in the Midwest. She is interested in finding everyday magic, humor and absurdity, in otherwise lonely scenes. Her work explores themes of travel and isolation. Jessica shoots film in 35mm and 120mm formats. For her, working in film is an exercise in patience. Jon Feinstein has described her work as a quiet anti-road trip which presents an ongoing desire to be elsewhere or alone. Recently, Jessica’s work has been shown at Filter Photo in Chicago, as well as published in Find Rangers Magazine.

Jessica Brewer Prugh

b. 1982, Houston, Texas

Lives and works in Chicago, Illinois



2018 Conceptualizing the Photo Book with Mariela Sancari, Filter Photo Festival, Chicago, IL

          Intro to printing workshop, Latitude Chicago, Chicago, IL

2017 Color film photography course, Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL

2016 Advanced black and white photography, Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL

1997 Black and white darkroom photography course, Sun Prairie High School, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin


Juried Exhibitions


Cornelia Arts Building, Open Studios Guest Artist, Cornelia Arts Building, Chicago, Illinois

        NEXT: 2nd Annual Filter Photo Members Exhibition, Fogelson Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

        ON THE ROAD AGAIN, Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

         20th Annual Student Art Exhibition, Harold Washington College, Chicago, Illinois

Solo Exhibitions


         A VIEW OF THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY THROUGH ILLINOIS, Shy Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin



Find Rangers Magazine, #17

A Portion of the Lincoln Highway through Illinois (sold out edition of 20) Self published


Fulton Street Collective

Aperture Foundation

Filter Photo


CoPA Milwaukee