Jake Naughton

Jake Naughton

Jake Naughton When We Were Strangers 278 Backers, $25,047 Raised
Jake Naughton is a Mexico City-based visual artist and journalist making work about queer identity in the present moment.

This takes the form of long-term, in-depth projects like This is How the Heart Beats, about East Africa’s LGBTQ community, Both Sides of the Veil, which showcases a strange limbo for India’s queer community, or When We Were Strangers, which explores and deconstructs love through the prism of his own relationship with his partner.

Alongside his artistic practice, he makes commissioned work for editorial and commercial clients like Airbnb, The New York Times, WIRED Magazine, Instagram, and more.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Jake Naughton

Dual Shadows: East Africa’s LGBT Refugees

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

“Dual Shadows” is a three-part project about the LGBT refugees of East Africa. It follows them from their homes, where they faced unimaginable abuse; to Kenya, where they fled to but faced more hardship; to the US, where many are eventually resettled through a process that takes years.

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Welcome to Dilley

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

Dilley, Texas, best known at one point as the unofficial watermelon capital of the country —“come get a slice of the good life,” the slogan went — is a town of 4,000, an hour south of San Antonio. A sprawling, rural community in Southern Texas, its residents are currently enjoying the second oil boom in as many decades.

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Jake Naughton

Sep 132019

Rethinking Photobook Funding Models

Learn how to fund your own photography book with Kickstarter, and get inspiration from photographers who successfully got their projects off the ground!

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Sep 172017

PDN’s 30: Advice for Emerging Photographers from Emerging Photographers

Photographers chosen for PDN’s 30: New and Emerging Photographers will share useful lessons they learned as they launched their careers, explain how they got their work seen and noticed, and offer advice on finding your style and building support for personal projects.

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