Janet Century has been a successful editorial, documentary; portrait, corporate and fine art photographer who, for more than 40 years, has helped clients tell their stories. Her driving motivation is to communicate through images about humanity and social situations, combining her interest in sociology and photography. The work demonstrates her ability to interact with people and recognize poignant moments that speak volumes. She received a BA from Beloit College in Wisconsin, with further studies in commercial photography at the Cooper School of Art in Cleveland Ohio. Ms. Century has shown her photographs in multiple exhibitions and won numerous awards, including various reFocus Awards, International Color Awards, Black and White Spider Awards, and the Women in Photography International “Beauty” competition.
Born in Newark New Jersey, she has been a long-term resident in Cleveland, Ohio. Assignments have taken her to distant parts of world, including Vietnam, Germany, and other parts of Europe. Clients include for-profit and non-profit organizations, universities, law firms, hospitals, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Neighborhood Development Corporations, McKinsey and Co., the Urban League, and the US Dept. of Labor. Her photos have been published in various news publications and magazines such as the Akron Beacon Journal Magazine, the Cleveland Plain Dealer magazine, Crain’s Cleveland Business, Ladies Home Journal, Scene Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and the NY Times.