Jessica Bal is a documentary photographer and filmmaker working on stories that explore women’s issues and representations of gender and identity. Her work has been published by The New York Times, VICE, The Miami Herald, Narratively, The Riverdale Press and others. In 2016, she received a Magnum Foundation Fellowship and was invited to participate in the New York Portfolio Review and the Eddie Adams Workshop. Jessica received her master's degree from CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in 2015 and holds a B.A. from Tufts University.

Jessica has produced work for clients such as eBay, The New School, The Rockefeller Foundation, Forbes, WIRED, The FRONT, The New York Civil Liberties Union, The Consulate General of Ireland, and the branded content studios of Gimlet Media and The Atlantic. She is available for assignments and commissioned projects in New York City and beyond, and is always eager to meet thoughtful collaborators.

Brooklyn, NY


2018 // IWMF Reporting Fellowship, Rwanda
2017 // PDN 30 Emerging Photographers, Nominee
2016 // New York Times Portfolio Review, Participant
2016 // Magnum Foundation Fellow
2015 // Punch Sulzberger Scholar


2016 // Eddie Adams Workshop XXIX (Jeffersonville, NY)
2013 // Salt Institute for Documentary Studies (Portland, ME)
2009 // EXPOSURE Photojournalism Workshop (Boston, MA)


2016 // New York Stories, "Hoboken Go Bragh,” Photoville (Brooklyn, NY)