Jessica Bal is a documentary photographer and filmmaker currently working on stories that explore gender, identity, and spirituality. Her work has been published by The New York Times, VICE, The Miami Herald, Narratively, The Boston Globe and others. She spent two years working for Narratively, first as a photographer and then as a photo editor. The site was awarded "Best Website" by Pictures of the Year International and named one of TIME's top 50 websites during her tenure. Jessica received her master's degree from CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in 2015 and holds a B.A. from Tufts University.
Jessica has also produced work for clients such as The New School, Gimlet Creative, Atlantic Re:think, The Wilson Center, Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, New York Civil Liberties Union, and Bonnaroo. She is available for assignments and commissioned projects in NYC and beyond, and is always eager to meet thoughtful collaborators.
2017 // Nominated for PDN's 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch
2016 // Eddie Adams Workshop XXIX
2016 // "Hoboken Go Bragh" in CUNY Graduate School of Journalism group exhibit at Photoville
2016 // New York Times Portfolio Review Participant
2016 // Magnum Foundation Fellowship
2015 // "Hoboken Go Bragh" featured in NYTimes Lens Blog