meet Jillian Neumann!

Jillian is interested in Nonprofit & Philanthropic Advertising through the use of photography. She is passionate about Nature Photography and capturing memories that depict her subjects and clients true selves. While she is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she is constantly traveling across the state to pursue its natural beauty.

imago dei

Each and every person reflects something in the way they live. Can you identify what it is that you reflect? Maybe you strive to portray a saying from a historical figure or to mimic the actions and life of someone you know. Your actions, words, thoughts, ideas, and interactions with others give the world a glimpse into your heart and soul. 

The artist, Jillian Neumann, spent a long time determining what she was actively reflecting and what she desired to reflect. After evaluating what she cared about and why she cared about it, she came to the conclusion that it all came down to one thing: to imperfectly reflect a small portion of Imago Dei

Jillian decided to build her senior thesis project around the concept of how Christians imperfectly display Imago Dei in their everyday life and learn why their faith matters to them. She conducted interviews with each of her subjects to get a glimpse of their stories, all of which come together to make a more comprehensive, but still incomplete picture of the character of God. 

Her series, “Imago Dei”, is an exploration of the relationship between the personal identity of Christians and the word of God, the Bible. You are now invited to experience Jillian’s work, which depicts the way each of these individuals live into Imago Dei, the image of God. 

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; 

behold, the new has come.”

2 Corinthians 5:17