Jean Hangarter has been a freelance photographer for over 25 years. She earned a B.F.A. from Emerson College, and has studied at Harvard University, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, the Maine MediaWorkshops, and the New England School of Photography.
A believer in industry involvement, she was on the board of the Fort Point Artists Community for 7 years and is a member of The Photographic Resource at Boston University.
Jean enjoys the social aspect of photography and approaches her assignments with enthusiasm, empathy, intelligence and wit. Her key to success is listening to her clients’ needs, aiding creative decision making, and delivering stunning images that exceed expectations. Her warmth and creativity allow her portrait subjects to smile and relax.
A lover of music and dance, Jean has photographed numerous music CD covers, concerts and music festivals, including the Newport Jazz Festival, the Saratoga Jazz Festival, and, New Orleans Jazz Fest.
Jean’s artists community involvement, and commitment to fitness led her to reach out to George Foreman III at his “Everybody Fights” gym, which brought about a group exhibit of Fort Point artists and photographers.
Location photography with a focus on faces has led to Jean’s international travels to Europe, Morocco, Mexico and Ecuador, Cuba and China.