Jennifer Emerling

Jennifer Emerling (b. 1985) is a freelance visual storyteller specializing in travel and editorial photography. A modern-day explorer, she is enchanted by small-town life and the American West, which serves as her constant muse.

Jennifer earned her B.A. in Visual Journalism from Brooks Institute. Also in her Achievement Passport: Eddie Adams Workshop counts her among their esteemed alumni, Artpil / Photo Boite named her one of 30 under 30 Women Photographers, Fathom Magazine honored her as one of the best travel photographers in the world, and she was shortlisted by the Alexia Foundation for her project on Leadville, Colorado. Her photography has appeared in multiple print and online publications worldwide, including American Photo Magazine which featured Jennifer as “One to Watch.”

Jennifer’s calling card is her saturated, otherworldly perspective. She highlights the uniquely American experience that’s both familiar and slippery in all of its wonderfully exaggerated folklore and whimsy. Her ongoing project, “See America First!” retraces road trips from her childhood and illustrates the present-day identity of tourism in the American West.

She was recently featured in The New York Times LENS series Highlighting Women in Photojournalism.