Ryan Christopher Jones

Ryan Christopher Jones

Ryan Christopher Jones is a Mexican-American photojournalist and PhD student in Social Anthropology at Harvard, where he is researching California water law, public/private access to water, and communities impacted by climate change in the California Delta. He will also continue to think and write about photography’s role in how we come to understand the environment. Ryan is a winner of the 2022 American Mosaic Journalism Prize.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Ryan Christopher Jones

How do you Read a Photograph?

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2023

Photojournalists use cameras to record and relay newsworthy events to the public. Whether it’s at someone’s home, a public sidewalk, a state capitol, or a conflict zone, photojournalists encounter a range of situations for which they must immediately decide what to include and exclude in a photograph. Every photo offers a multitude of details that can be investigated with a close read. How often do you make the effort to not just look at a photo, but rather look into it, asking yourself, “What is this photo doing, and how is it doing it?” This exhibition provides tools and questions to better understand photographs by engaging in this type of close reading.

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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

Jun 132024

Deep Dive: “Trauma-informed Photography”

Trauma-informed photography is an opportunity to do better when working with people that have experienced trauma, and to acknowledge the emotional turmoil that can be drawn out in the photography process.

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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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