Jane Wiley

Jane Wiley photographer

Jane Wiley, a professional photo archivist, shows her combinations of old and new in the shape of gum bichromates and cyanotype.
From: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Shows: Cyanotypes, Gum bichromates, and a mix of the two.


Jane Wiley was raised in North Carolina by a long line of passionate photographers and adventurous women. She experienced loss at an early age when her father was killed in Vietnam. Her mother’s Polaroid snapshots immortalized him as a dashing 31-year-old pilot. These small, treasured pictures inspired Jane Wiley to pick up a camera to make her own presence known in the world.

Jane Wiley’s passion for saving old photographs led her from casual family historian to professional photo archivist. She uses that experience to combine old and new photo processes, printing her contemporary photographs in various historic techniques.

Jane Wiley prints in the mediums of gum bichromate, platinum/palladium and cyanotype.

Her work has been published in The Hand and exhibited across the United States. Jane Wiley’s photographs are held in private collections in the US and Europe. In 2020, she received an Honorable Mention in the 15th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Awards. In 2021, her piece She Is Crowned Victory was chosen to be published on YourDailyPhotograph.com.

“When discussing alt processes I always say, “You don’t have to fear the chemistry, but you do have to respect it. Just don’t lick your prints.”

More about Jane Wiley:

  • Contact email: jane.vignettes (at) gmail.com
  • Website
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