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.