Jackie is an award winning, internationally published visual journalist, currently based in New York City. In 2016 she awarded a Yunghi Kim Grant, for a story she is currently documenting on a transgender man who accidentally got pregnant with his fiancé.
Growing up in Long Island, New York Jackie always had a need to break free from the constrains of a small town to explore her constant desire to know more about the people around her. Jackie found the Rochester Institute of Technology where we studied and received her BFA in photojournalism.
Since graduating in 2016, she now works as an independent photojournalist telling the stories of those she always wishes to know more about. Her work has allowed her to take on different experiences to further her skills and love of storytelling.
In 2015 she was honored to attend the Eddie Adams Workshop as part of the class of XXVIII. In 2016 she was selected to attend the New York Times Portfolio Review. Her series, “Love and Chaos” has been published on the New York Times Lens Blog as well as other publications internationally.
Family is the root of Jackie's passion for storytelling. She enjoyed exploring modern families overcoming adversities all over the spectrum. Topics ranging from transgendered rights, fertility issues, foster care, and disability. Her photographs explore how these differences can mold and shape the dynamic of each family she meets.
Her previous internships include a Pulliam Fellowship with the The IndyStar, The Village Voice, and The Magnum Foundation.
She is available for freelance work.
Image by: Nikki Boliaux