"Whether the subject in her frame is animate or inanimate, the mood elegant or gritty, the style traditional or nontraditional, she has an extraordinary ability to find meaning and beauty in light and shadow." – Paula LaRocque
Mei-Chun Jau is a Dallas/Fort Worth, TX based freelance photographer. Her work focuses on reportage, food, beverages, interiors, and portrait photography for editorial and commercial clients.
Mei-Chun has been captivated by art and image-making all her life. She was deeply influenced in early childhood by the work of two family friends, a photographer and an artist, and was enthralled by their ability to tell stories with images.
Her early interest in painting and drawing led her to study photojournalism in college, where she distinguished herself while still a student by working concurrently for two Dallas/Fort Worth area metropolitan dailies. After graduating, she interned at three newspapers, returning to the D/FW area to become a photojournalist at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for three years before joining The Dallas Morning News. In 2008, after nine years at the DMN—the last two working as videographer and senior video producer— she struck out on her own as a full-time freelancer.
Known for artistic commitment as well as creativity and originality, Mei-Chun is as comfortable at a photo shoot with the family dog as she is with a former president of the United States.
Fashion Group International Dallas - Rising Star Award
Lone Star EMMY Award - Team entry for Interactivity
Best of Photojournalism - Web Sites - HM for News Video
Best of Photojournalism - Web Sites - HM for Sports Video
Association of Women Journalists - Vivian Castleberry Award for Photography
Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities - Barbara Jordan Award for Photojournalism
Press Club of Dallas - Katie Awards - Photo Illustration
Press Club of Dallas - Katie Awards - Best Feature Photo
Press Club of Dallas - Katie Awards - Photography Portfolio