Jean Collier Hurley creates luminous photo prints that reveal the vibrant pulse of the urban cityscape. Her prints have been exhibited in selected galleries including the Center for Photography (CPW) and San Francisco City Hall, and are in private and corporate collections. Images from her photo projects have been published in four books, and her annual desk calendar of current work has become a collector’s favorite.

    Jean works in major cities in the United States and abroad and is currently focused on Berlin. Drawn by the depth of its history and the vibrance of its contemporary culture, she is capturing those qualities in each of the 20 boroughs that in 1920 created the 344 square miles of today’s Berlin. Illuminating 20 Berlins – Episode One: Mitte is the first book in a planned series and is available at Illuminating 20 Berlins Prints on this website in "Urbanista Playbook" are from major cities in the United States and Europe and reveal artistry in the signage, window reflections, and architecture that surround and beckon to urban city dwellers.

    Jean’s work has explored the deeper meaning of the demolition and transformation of iconic architecture as seen in Hard Hat Country, her 2017 photo journey into the renovation of the Prologis Global Headquarters on Pier One in San Francisco. This work became a story about the progressive transformation of this historic pier by the world’s leader in logistics real estate, and was published by Prologis in a book, PIER ONE TRANSFORMED. Also with deeper meaning, the shattered remains of a beloved neighborhood church became Holy Ground Forever, a meditation on inevitable loss and the rituals of comfort and grief. The book of images with brief philosophical and religious passages is available at Holy Ground Forever

    Jean’s knowledge and vision continue to evolve through her active presence in major cities and in formal courses and master classes with accomplished figures in the arts. Her studies include urban design at Stanford University, book design at the Rhode Island School of Design, and street photography in New York City and Paris with a noted photojournalist.

    Jean was a 2015 Inaugural Fellow in the Stanford University Distinguished Careers Institute. She holds a Master of Liberal Arts degree from Stanford University and an MBA in Finance from the University of California Berkeley. At home in San Francisco, she is actively engaged in supporting contemporary art and design and the performing arts. Her philanthropic interests focus on initiatives that provide aid to the world’s most vulnerable populations. She is an avid runner and an enthusiastic patron of artisanal coffee houses.

    For further information regarding prints or the desk calendar contact JCH@StudioJCH.com