About Jenna Isaacson
Jenna Isaacson is a photographer, writer and newspaper veteran, now working as an independent visual journalist in Washington, DC.
She has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and worked as a professional photojournalist since 2000.
Her work adventures sent her to be chased by hungry pit bulls, stepped on by a confused presidential candidate and accidentally tackled by a 300 pound Mizzou linebacker, all in the name of journalism. She's been sent up in airplanes and hot air balloons, down rivers and campaign trails, through hot swamps and basketball playoffs, around the corner and around the world.
Over her career, she worked at the Columbia Missourian, St. Joseph News-Press, Salt Lake Tribune, Columbia Daily Tribune and Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Her work has also appeared in the St. Paul Pioneer-Press, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, AP newswire and in national publications including MSNBC, the St. Paul Pioneer-Press, People, Essence and the Los Angeles Times.
She's been published as a writer and photographer, also doing work in multimedia and videography. She's been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), Missouri Press Foundation, Associated Press, Sportsshooter.com and Pictures of the Year International (POYi).
She's currently working on a personal project called "All Thrifty States" and teaching photography as a part-time adjunct professor at Catholic University of America. She's an active member of NPPA, WHNPA and the Senate Photographers Association. She is also currently serving as secretary of Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW), a 501c3 non-profit organization.
She's credentialed for work on Capitol Hill and currently available for freelance news assignments, political coverage, projects, portraits and weddings in the DC Metro area and beyond.