Jessica Earnshaw

Films by this filmmaker
  • Jacinta – Director, Producer, Cinematographer
Jessica Earnshaw

Jessica Earnshaw is a documentary photographer & filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work focuses on criminal justice, and healthcare. Her photography has appeared in National Geographic, The Marshall Project, Mother Jones Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, amongst others. In 2015, she received the prestigious Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation Fellowship & Grant to photograph aging in American prisons. During this project, she received unique unrestricted access in Maine State prisons. In 2016, her Aging in Prison work received an honorable mention by FotoVisura Grant, was published in National Geographic, Huffington Post and PDN Magazine and named one of the most interesting photo essays of the week by Buzzfeed. In 2017, the next chapter of her aging in prison work, centering on re-entry after a life sentence, was published in Mother Jones and The Marshall Project. In 2018, she photographed and shot video for an NPR story called “In Iowa, A Commitment To Make Prison Work Better For Women” which was apart of a special series covering discipline and women in prison, and specifically looked at gender-responsive corrections at a women’s prison in Iowa. Jessica is a graduate of the International Center of Photography’s photojournalism program (New York, New York), and later worked as a junior photo editor at TIME Magazine. Prior to this, she studied documentary filmmaking at The Gulf Islands Film & Television School (British Columbia, Canada), and Film Production at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada). Her first feature film, JACINTA, will be premiering at Tribeca Film Festival 2020.

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