Born in Tucson, Arizona, and raised in Ashland, Oregon, Jason's early love of photography was groomed on a Mamiya C330 twin-lens reflex. His first darkroom was in an upstairs closet of the family home which necessitated several trips up and down the stairs with buckets of water and chemicals. Jason moved on to more advanced technology at the University of Oregon, where he earned a four-year degree in photography in 1989. Following graduation, Jason worked as a photographic assistant and printer for some of the Bay Area’s greatest photographers, including Ruth Bernhard, Arthur Tress, and Michael Kenna, who became a lifelong mentor and friend.
Jason's work is shown and represented by five galleries: Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Portland, OR, Michael Shapiro in San Francisco, Photographer's Gallery in Los Angeles, The Bonni Benrubi Gallery in New York, and The Michael Hoppen Gallery in London. Langer's work has been profiled and made appearances in many publications such as American Photo, Black and White, Life, Photo Metro, Popular Photography, Time, Inc. and Vanity Fair. Corporate collections such as The Gap/Banana Republic have begun to collect his works.
Now living in Portland, Oregon, Jason Langer is an instructor in fine art photography at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he has been coaching international photography students for over ten years. Langer also received the honorary "Raising Star" award at the Palm Beach Photographic Workshops, presented by photographer Michael Kenna and has been on the portfolio review panel for the Friends of Photography.
2008 Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Portland, “Secret City”
2007 Bonni Benrubi Gallery, NYC “Secret City”
2006 Michael Shapiro Photographs, San Francisco, “Secret City”
2006 Palm Beach Photographic Center “Secret City”
2008 Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, “Collection”
2007 Peer Gallery, NYC, “Degrees of Separation”
2007 Photographers’ Gallery, Los Angeles, “New collection Showcase”
2003 Shapiro Gallery, San Francisco “Re-examining the Male and Female Nude”
2001 Bonni Benrubi Gallery, NYC “Let’s Have Lunch”
2001 Bonni Benrubi Gallery, NYC “Night Life”
1999 Shapiro Gallery, San Francisco “Introductions”
1999 Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles
1994 Scott Nichols Gallery, Los Angeles
1993 Intersection Gallery, San Francisco
1992 Eye Gallery, San Francisco
1990 Rayko Photo annual, San Francisco
Secret City, Nazraeli Press, 2006