Jennifer Olsen

Jennifer Olsen


Jennifer Olsen, b. 1984 in New York, is a fine art documentary photographer. Her work is grounded in the relationships she establishes with her subjects and focuses on the story of the individual beyond the headline.

Olsen received her BFA in photography and minor in sociology from SUNY New Paltz. After working for Steve McCurry, Olsen set out on her own shooting for clients such as Save the Children, Sustainable Harvest, Changemakers Partners, Teachers House, Direct TV, and E2productions. She is a recent graduate of the Documentary Photography MFA program at the University of South Wales.

Olsen has also been a guest lecturer with Webster University, a mentor with Leave out the violence (LOVE), and an instructor for Rehabilitation Through Photography, and Digital Photo Academy. She is a guest blogger for the World Photography Organisation and has been a writer for the Diffusion Festival.

Member of the Joeddy Collective

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"17 Seconds" Ffotogallery: Penarth, Wales

The Photographic Angle Bursary: Shortlisted

"Bardo" Ffloc Gallery: Caerleon, Wales

The Lower Road Residency: Plainfield, Vermont


"Bristol Unseen" Parlor Showrooms: Bristol, England

"The Photographers of Instagram" Open Shutter Gallery: Durango, Colorado


"All Fine" Newport, UK


“NOW: on View” with Art ConnectsNY: Queens, NY


“Rant” South First Street Studio: Brooklyn, NY

"I am the Other" Zora Art Space: Brooklyn, NY

Young Photographer’s Alliance Auction: New York, NY

Image © Clementine Schneidermann