Rachel Wisniewski

Rachel Wisniewski is an independent photojournalist and writer based in Philadelphia, USA.

Her work often explores stories at the intersections of community, identity and trauma—including topics that personally affect her, such as Jewish identity, hearing loss, and the #MeToo movement. She has six years of professional experience and is a regular contributor to publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and more.

Wisniewski was a Gwen Ifill Fellow through the International Women’s Media Foundation in 2020, and was a mentee in The Center at the Anderson Ranch, led by Ed Kashi and Jim Estrin, from 2020-2022. She received a grant from National Geographic Society in 2021, and grants from the International Women’s Media Foundation and the Solutions Journalism Network in 2022. In 2023, she had ten photographs acquired by the Library of Congress.

Beyond photography, Wisniewski is passionate about volunteering, reading, and food. When she doesn’t have a camera in her hands, it’s probably because she’s eating pizza.


Current Exhibitions Featuring Rachel Wisniewski

L’Dor Vador

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 on show

L’dor Vador (‘From Generation to Generation’) is a project which captures the coming-of-age experience of Jewish youth through the quintessentially Jewish-American ritual of sleep-away camp.

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Archive Exhibitions Featuring Rachel Wisniewski


Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Memento is a diptych portrait series based on the #MeToo movement that Rachel Wisniewski has been working on since October 2017.

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