Whether it’s taking portraits of high-profile public figures, shooting national campaigns or working on personal projects, what unites Jessica Chou’s diverse body of work is her curiosity, empathy, and her ease in shifting between disparate worlds and finding the naturalness in things that do not necessarily belong together. She’s a regular contributor to publications like The New York Times, California Sunday Magazine, WIRED, and Billboard, among others. Her work has been exhibited internationally and it can be found in the permanent collection of the Tweed Museum of Art. More recently, her personal project about her hometown in the San Gabriel Valley was a runner up for the 2020 Aperture Portfolio Prize. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Middle East History. She lives and works between Los Angeles and San Francisco.