Born and bred on the Upper West Side, Shaniqwa Jarvis’ earliest memory is taking candid, personal pictures of her family and friends. Today, she is a freelance photographer who blends fashion photography with sensitive portraiture. Channeling this combination, Jarvis created the portrait series and installation, “This Charming Guest,” for The Standard Hotel Group. She was also commissioned by Adidas during the 2012 London Olympics to design her own pair of sneakers, inspired by her time as a competitive swimmer. Part of Adidas’ Artist Series for the Consortium SS12 collection, the sneakers sold out quickly and remain a coveted pair among sneaker collectors. Jarvis also contributes to publications including The Fader, i-D, The New York Times Magazine, and Vice. Her commercial clients include Liberty of London, LVMH, Nike, Supreme, Timberland, Tory Burch, and Woolite.
In this panel, moderated by Alison Zavos, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Feature Shoot, we’ll talk to photographers Shaniqwa Jarvis, Dustin Cohen, Michael Rubenstein and Michael George, who each turned personal projects into paying gigs.Learn More