Jessica Bal (b. 1988) is an independent documentary photographer and filmmaker whose personal work often explores women’s issues and representations of gender and identity. She is passionate about projects that involve cross-disciplinary collaboration, deep community engagement, and reciprocal approaches to storytelling. She also produces education programming at United Photo Industries/Photoville and manages the digital archive of documentary photographer Susan Meiselas. Jessica received her master's degree from CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and holds a B.A. from Tufts University. She is available for assignments and commissioned projects in New York City and beyond, and is always eager to meet thoughtful collaborators.
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2019 // IWMF Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Grant 2018 // Double Exposure Fledgling Fund, Fellow 2018 // IWMF African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, Fellow 2017 // PDN 30 Emerging Photographers, Nominee 2016 // Eddie Adams Workshop XXIX, Selected Participant 2016 // New York Times Portfolio Review, Selected Participant 2016 // Magnum Foundation, Fellow 2015 // Punch Sulzberger Scholar
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