AMERICAN REPORTAGE ADDS FOUR NEW MEMBERS
American Reportage, a collective of photojournalists dedicated to documenting cultural, social and economic issues across the country, is proud to welcome four new members: Eve Edelheit, Ryan Christopher Jones, Jonah Markowitz and Erica Yoon.
Founding members Kathleen Flynn, Adria Malcolm, Pete Marovich, Justin Merriman and Jeff Swensen are thrilled to have these talented visual storytellers join the collective as it continues
to produce in-depth stories that amplify the voices of people and communities that may otherwise go unheard.
Eve Edelheit is an independent photojournalist based in Tampa, Fla. She was a staff photographer at the Tampa Bay Times for almost seven years. While her long form visual work covers a variety of topics, Eve has focused on women's health, the lives of Florida agricultural workers and the complex issue of assisted suicide.
In 2011, she graduated with a degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri School of
Journalism and also attended the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark. Eve attended the Eddie Adams Workshop XXIV and has continued to volunteer with the workshop for several years.
Her clients include The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, ESPN, The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Intercept.
Eve serves on the board
of directors of the National Press Photographers Association.
— for Eve’s full bio and links to her work: americanreportage.com/eve-edelheit/
"It’s an honor to be asked to join American Reportage, a group of driven and thoughtful photojournalists dedicated to the craft of visual storytelling. I’m excited for the opportunity to collaborate and help each other grow as journalists. American Reportage photojournalists focus on finding the best ways to tell stories in this country and in our own communities. I feel fortunate to continue on this legacy."
– Eve Edelheit
Ryan Christopher Jones is a Mexican-American photojournalist originally from Central California, currently living in New York City. His maternal grandparents are from Mexico and his paternal grandparents are from the midwest; this multicultural heritage primed his curiosity in what it means “to be an American.” Much of Ryan’s work explores the complex relationship between Mexican and American identities and how those issues manifest in the cultural and political relationships between the two countries.
Since 2017, Ryan has worked with Jonah Markowitz on a long-term documentary project that examines the geographical roots of American division. He is also working on a long-term project that examines social mobility for Latino workers in Central California’s tech industry.
Ryan is a member of the National Institute of Hispanic Journalists, and his existing editorial clients include The New York Times, CNN, ProPublica, The Intercept, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Washington Post, New York Magazine/The Cut, KyodoNews, and Der Spiegel, among others.
— for Ryan’s full bio and links to his work: americanreportage.com/ryan-christopher-jones/
"It’s quite the privilege to be included amongst this talented group of thoughtful photojournalists, and I’m excited to contribute to the growing archive of stories that this collective will be working on this year and beyond. It’s an important time in American history, and for that, I’m lucky to be a part of American Reportage."
– Ryan Christopher Jones
Jonah Markowitz is a New York-based documentary photographer and filmmaker. He primarily concentrates on long-term, character-driven narratives that highlight the intersectional nature of race and class disparities. His work takes great care to show the humanity and dignity of everyone he covers. By focusing on this humanity, Jonah avoids the trope of exploited stereotypes that have plagued much of journalism and the media.
In 2018, Jonah was the director of
photography and producer for the nonpartisan political documentary feature film, Battle Ground. The film documents the congressional election in the 7th district of Pennsylvania, a swing district in a crucial swing state.
Jonah’s editorial clients include The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, VOGUE, USA Today, Al Jazeera America, Newsday, The Chronicle of Higher Education, among others. His motion work has shown on ESPN, NETFLIX, Tribeca Film Festival, DOC NYC, Fusion Network, Country Music Television, and others.
— for Jonah’s full bio and links to his work: americanreportage.com/jonah-markowitz/
"I am honored to be joining the American Reportage family for they have shown a commitment to in-depth nuanced visual exploration of modern America. We don’t need more reductive storytelling in journalism, we need complex narratives, which can only be accomplished by long-term in-depth work. The media and journalism industries are in the throws of upheaval, and with increasing urgency, visual journalists focused on long-term work need to look to one another for stability and support. I am thrilled to be joining the ranks of the
talented photojournalists that make up American Reportage. Let the collaboration begin!"
– Jonah Markowitz
Erica Yoon is an independent photographer and videographer based in Bergen County, N,J., with 15 years of experience in news.
Erica was a staff photojournalist at The Roanoke Times in Virginia for almost five years. She began her career in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeast Tennessee, documenting small-town communities for the Jonesborough Herald & Tribune, The Elizabethton Star and The Kingsport Times-News.
She obtained her M.A. degree at Ohio University's School of Visual Communications and attended the Eddie Adams Workshop XXVI.
Erica currently serves as a mentor for NPR’s Next Generation Radio, which trains college students during a week-long multimedia boot camp held across the country, and is also a member of Diversify Photo.
As a first generation Korean-American, she is interested in pursuing projects that address the contemporary Asian-American experience.
Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Associated Press, The Bergen Record, StoryCorps, The Denver Post, NPR and more.
— for Erica’s full bio and links to her work: americanreportage.com/erica-yoon/
"American Reportage will help continue supporting the work I pursue - listening to and uplifting the unique experiences happening across this country and how it plays out in the every day lives of people. As a collective, I think we are stronger. Our collective will help preserve the value of long-term documentary projects for the sake of history and institutional change."
– Erica Yoon
Eve Edelheit • Kathleen Flynn • Ryan Christopher Jones • Adria Malcolm • Jonah Markowitz Pete Marovich • Justin Merriman • Jeff Swensen • Erica Yoon