About Janet Jarman

Janet jarman's in-depth stories on social issues have been featured in the world's leading publications and have won many industry awards. While pushing the boundaries of visual journalism through combinations of still photographs, audio and film, she collaborates with clients who wish to create change through impactful storytelling.

Janet Jarman works as a photojournalist and filmmaker based in Mexico, where she documents issues such as immigration and public health issues, water resource problems and solutions, Mexico’s vibrant traditions and the region's ongoing security issues.  

Jarman’s work has been published in The New York Times, GEO, Smithsonian Magazine, The Washington Post, Stern, Der Spiegel, 6Mois, The Wall Street Journal, amongst others. She has also worked for international foundations such as The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Open Society Institute, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Ashoka; Innovators for the Public. Her photographs have been featured at Visa Pour l’Image, Perpignan and have received awards in Pictures of the Year International, American Photography, PDN Photography Annual, POY Latam, Latin American Fotografia, Communication Arts, and Best of Photojournalism. 

She produced Pictures of the Year Latin America 2015 (POY Latam), which was judged in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and she judged the prestigious Pictures of the Year International photojournalism contest in February 2016. She also recently received a grant from the MacArthur Foundation to produce a feature length documentary film in Mexico.  

In addition to working on editorial assignments for magazines and newspapers, Jarman has produced various long-term photo and multimedia projects, including Marisol and the American Dream, a two-decade story that chronicles the life of one Mexican immigrant girl; Aguas Negras, which analyzes Mexico’s many water-related challenges, and Born In Chiapas, about traditional midwives in Mexico. 

Jarman began her career in South Florida after graduating from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She worked as a staff photographer at The Miami Herald, and later obtained a master’s degree in environmental issues at the University of London. She is represented by Redux Pictures.

Industry Recognition & Involvement

Awards, exhibitions, workshops and contests

Grantee, McArthur Foundation - For feature-length documentary film - September 2016 - September 2018

Judge, Pictures of the Year International - Reportage Division - 2016

Producer, Pictures of the Year Latin America (POY Latam), San Miguel de Allende, Mexico - 2015

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Janet is available for speaking engagements, workshops, judging and Exhibition Opportunities



Editorial assignments, corporate commissions, archive sales

MacArthur Foundation , The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal, Geo, Stern , Der Spiegel, Refinery29, VICE, NBA, Every Mother Counts,

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Kind words from clients, partners and collaborators

The old saying about what we look for in a photographer “an eye, a heart and a brain” all comes together in Janet Jarman. Her strength is her story telling power. Some photographers say they photograph to understand. Janet already understood before she translates her knowledge into photography.

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