Jacob Mollohan is a photographer based in Akron, Ohio. He graduated with a BFA in photography from The University of Akron in May 2019. Jacob currently works as a Real Estate and Architectural photographer. He found a love for photography while in school prompting a change from the graphic arts. His foundation of graphic design helps shape each photograph he makes, treating each photo as a design.Jacob has been commissioned to make work for Crafty Mart, Art Bomb Brigade and Highland Square PorchRokr. The U.S. Army continues to use work he created while enlisted – earning him an Army Achievement Medal. Within The University of Akron he has won two portfolio scholarships from the Myers School of Art. He has participated in several exhibitions including the 81st, 82nd, and 83rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition at The Emily Davis Gallery.The 29th AoRC Annual Juried Exhibition, and 419 Square Miles of Summit County Juried Exhibition at Summit Artspace. He achieved an honorable mention at the 419 Square Miles Exhibition where he was then invited to sit on an artist panel discussion.
Pick It Up TogetherMy goal with this series is to show interaction between people, but also show the care that goes into keeping Akron’s community spaces maintained. I have a fondness for the idea of relationship building through community sports. As a young man, I served in the Army and built friendships through pick-up games during our off hours. It was a way to blow off steam and get to know each other outside of our day-to-day duties. Similarly, I see this happening in the neighborhoods throughout Akron. When I photograph, the people at these spaces are welcoming and genuine. The photographs show how pick-up basketball games can bring together a diverse group of people. They highlight the bonds between people within a community through spectating, participation, and socialization. Community-based sports teaches tolerance through inclusion, reinforces the importance of physical activity as an extracurricular, and is a deterrent to other activities.To purchase a piece or for more information, please contact Jacob at (330) 462-1459 or email@example.com