Resume

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:

 2017, COASTAL CALIFORNIA: THE PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY AND BEYOND, Forward by Edmund G. Brown Jr. Published by Rizzoli

2012-2015, NEW YORK CITY LANDMARKS, Published by ACC

2011-11-30, 92ndStreet Y, Tribeca, NY, Lecture on New York City’s Newest Landmarks

2011, NEW NEW YORK, published by Random House and Monacelli Press

2011, WORLD TRADE CENTER: MOMENTS IN TIME, App on the Twin Towers

2011, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Installed 44 large prints in the new Rehabilitation Center

2011, PORTRAIT OF LONG ISLAND: THE NORTH FORK AND THE HAMPTONS, published by Random House and Monacelli Press

2010, CARVED BY TIME: LANDSCAPES OF THE SOUTHWEST, introduction by Hampton Sides, published by Monacelli Press, Random House

2008, BEYOND THE DUNES: A PORTRAIT OF THE HAMPTONS, essay by Paul Goldberger, published by Monacelli Press, Random House

2008, CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS, published by Rizzoli

2007, ATLANTIC, Published by Rizzoli, Introduction by Walter Cronkite

2007, NEW YORK CITY OF ISLANDS, introduction by Pete Hamill, published by Monacelli Press

2006, BETWEEN SEA AND SKY, LANDSCAPES OF LONG ISLAND’S NORTH FORK,

2006, THE HUDSON RIVER FROM TEAR IN THE CLOUDS TO MANHATTAN, introduction by Joan K. Davidson, Published by Monacelli Press. Reprint with additional photos.

2006, CHERRY BLOSSOMS, Published by Rizzoli. 

2005: Voted READER’S DIGEST'S “Best American Observer” in Special Issue 100 best things in America

2003, THESE UNITED STATES, Published by Rizzoli, Introduction by Walter Cronkite

2001, WORLD TRADE CENTER 2002 MEMORIAL CALENDER, over 350,000 copies sold, Contributed over $350,000 to UFA Widows’ and Children’s Fund

2001, SOMETIME LOFTY TOWERS: A Photographic Memorial of the World Trade Center, over 80,000 books sold. Contributed over $80,000 to UFA Widows’ & Children’s Fund

1998, NEW YORK CITY OF ISLANDS, introduction by Pete Hamill.

1996, THE HUDSON RIVER FROM TEAR OF THE CLOUDS TO MANHATTAN, introduction by Joan K. Davidson, Published by Monacelli Press.

1995, COLOR, published by Photonica, a portfolio of 300 images from around the world.

1992-94 Feature stories published Travel Holiday magazine on Barcelona, Spain; Gomera, Canary Island; Sydney, Australia; Jamaica and Martinique.

1992, Delaware published by Jared, with a forward by Russell W. Peterson

1990, AMERICA, published by Rizzoli, introduction by James Michener.

1985, MANHATTAN: AN ISLAND IN FOCUS, published by Rizzoli

1979-89 National ad campaign for AT&T. Ford, Honeywell, Rockport, US Army, Chase, and feature stories for Travel & Leisure magazine on Istanbul, Turkey; New York and horseback riding through Yellowstone National Park.

1979-86 photographed around the world for seven years a national ad campaign for American Express & Ogilvy & Mather. Campaign won numerous Andy and Art Director awards and an Effie for the most effective advertising

1975-197, Private Teacher in photography.

1975-1977, Assistant Jay Maisel & Pete Turner

1973-1974, Taught independent art course at Rutgers College on Happenings.

1971-1974, Librarian at the Rutgers College Art Library.

 

EDUCATION: 1974 B.A. in Studio Art from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N.J.

 

EXHIBITIONS: 2010-2011, Xavier Salon, Sag Harbor, NY one-man show East End Long Island

2009- Ward Heritage Center, Stony Brook, NY, One man show on East End, Harvest; 2008–East End Bookstore & Gallery, East Hampton; NY One man show, 2007-2010 North Fork at Borghese winery; 1991 One Man Show Image Bank; NYC, 1986 One Man Show Rizzoli Gallery, Chicago; 1980 One Man Show Image Bank; 1976 One Man Show of Painting and Sculpture, New Brunswick, NJ.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2010-Terrance Joyce Gallery, Greenport, NY, 2010-2009, The Big Show at Silas Marder Gallery Bridgehampton, NY; 2008-2007 at Tulla Booth Gallery, Sag Harbor NY; Celebration: New York in Color, which traveled throughout the world. Glimpses of America, the first show of American color photography in China.

Photographs have been exhibited at Epcot Center at Disney World and at the Museum of the City of New York.,

My photographs are in private, corporate and museum collections

1974: New Jersey Photography-Group Show-A juried Exhibition of New Jersey Photographers, photos selected by Peter C. Bunnell.

 HONORS, PRESS

 2011-12-05, East Hampton Press, Capturing a Resurgent City by Tom Clavin

2011, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Installed 44 large prints in the new Rehabilitation Center

2010: Feature on my book Carved by Time,Photo District News

2009: Rajs Captures The Singular Beauty Of The North Fork, in Hamptons.com

by Kelly Carroll

2008 Southampton Press: A portrait of architecture, development and the landscape of the East End By Dawn Watson

2008: North Fork Lensman: Jake Rajs in Hampton Style

2008: The Hamptons: Behind the Hedges & Beyond the DunesbyJared Paul Stern, in Luxit

2008: Jake Rajs looks Through his Lens by R.B. Stuart, Long Island Magazine

2007: Prints for Peconic Medical Center, Riverhead, NY

2007: Curator for photo exhibition at Suffolk Historical Society

2005: These United States- The Definitive American Landscape, by Peter Kotsinadelis in Rangefinder Magazine

2005: Voted Reader’s Digest’s “Best American Observer” in Special Issue 100 best things in America

2004: Help with the construction of a secondary school in Gili Air, Indonesia.

2004: New Paltz Times does an article about Jake Rajs, Personally speaking by Mala Hoffman

2004: American Photo does feature Christmas pick,” These United States,” says the detail makes your eyes water“

2002: Pope John is given Jake Rajs’ Hudson River book, by the dean of Marist College.

1999: Donated Hudson River Prints for Pace Environmental Center run by Robert Kennedy Jr.

1999-1975 received citations from NYC mayor Ed Koch, Citation Hugh Carey governor state of New York. National press association awards, Andy and Effie awards for advertising,

 

My work has been published in over 10,000 different publications. Have had over a dozen music covers; including Zeppelin, to Bob Seger. The top Magazines have used my work, Time. Life, Newsweek, New York Times, New York, Esquire, Self, Town & Country, National Geographic, Readers Digest, Men’s Health etc. Top 100 corporations have used my work, Sotheby’s, Christie's,  Nike, Ford, Zillow, Citicorp, AT&T, American Express, etc