Jessica Bal

Brooklyn, NY

Jessica Bal is a documentary artist and media educator passionate about projects that involve cross-disciplinary collaboration, deep community engagement, and reciprocal approaches to storytelling. Her current projects explore womxn’s identities and ambitions as well as histories of privilege and whiteness in America. Jessica’s work has been supported by the International Women’s Media Foundation, Magnum Foundation, The Polis Project, and Fledgling Fund, and published in The New York Times, BuzzFeed News, VICE, The Miami Herald, Narratively, and others. She coordinates education programming for Photoville and has taught photography to graduate students as well as middle and high school students in New York City. She also manages the digital archive of photographer Susan Meiselas. Jessica received her master's degree from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and holds a B.A. in English and Art History from Tufts University.