Jennifer Olsen

Jennifer Olsen


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

Olsen graduated SUNY New Paltz with a BFA in photography and a minor in sociology. After working for Steve McCurry, Olsen set out on her own shooting for clients including Save the Children, Sustainable Harvest, and Cotton Tree Eco-lodge. She is currently attending the Documentary Photography MFA program at the University of South Wales, Newport.

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 a writer for the Diffusion Festival.

Prints available via


The Photographic Angle Bursary: Shortlisted

The Lower Road Residency


"Bristol Unseen" Parlor Showrooms: Bristol, UK

"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