Ryan Christopher Jones

Ryan Christopher Jones

Ryan Christopher Jones is a Mexican-American photojournalist originally from California’s Central Valley, currently living in New York City. His recent work includes coverage throughout Mexico and the Mexico/U.S. border, the American overdose crisis, the 2018 midterm elections, and immigration stories in and around New York City.

Ryan is a fierce advocate of compassionate photojournalism, and in 2018 he wrote two opinion essays for The New York Times titled The Déjà Vu of Mass Shootings and How Photography Exploits the Vulnerable. His overdose/opioid coverage is included in Photoville’s current exhibition called Covering a Crisis: Media Representation of Overdose in America, and his work was selected for American Photography 2017 and 2018.

Ryan is a regular contributor to The New York Times and clients include ProPublica, The Intercept, The Washington Post, Der Spiegel, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, KyodoNews, and others.

In addition to working as an independent photojournalist, Ryan is currently pursuing a degree in History through the extension program at Harvard University.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Ryan Christopher Jones

Where Do We Go From Here?

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
 archive : 2020

When it is the photojournalist’s job to document the world’s news events? What happens when a new, deadly disease spreads across the world and threatens nearly everyone and everything—including the photographer? Chris Hondros Fund posed these two questions to three photojournalists: In 2020, what did you see, and where do we go from here?

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Covering a Crisis: Media Representation of Overdose in America

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

By questioning the main visual tropes in mainstream media of drug use and overdose, and challenging sensationalist coverage, this exhibit explores how photojournalism impacts public health.

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Ryan Christopher Jones

Sep 222019

Teargas, Trolling, and Trauma: Photographing Political Polarization in the U.S.

A panel discussion on the physical, digital, and psychological risks for photographers covering political rallies, protests, and events in an increasingly polarised environment leading up to the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.

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