Ellen Jacob is a visual artist and photographer. Her work focuses on identity, race and gender dealing with people and their relationships that powerfully affect life and often go unnoticed. 

Ellen started her career as an art director for the advertising agencies BBDO and Grey. She was a creative lead in children’s publishing and head of her own book design and packaging company, creating books and apps for HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and many others. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Publication Designers, the Art Director’s Club, the Webby Awards and other organizations. 

Ellen is the recipient of a Ford Foundation Grant and a Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Slate, The Daily Mail, Voice of America and appeared in Harvard’s Nieman Reports. It has been selected by FIF—International Festival of Photography, Brazil, The Center for Fine Art Photography juried Family show, Feature Shoot, f-stop documentary juried issue for exhibition, and highlighted as a Jen Beckman HotShot Contender. She holds a BFA with honors from Pratt Institute.

Ellen exhibits at the Soho Photo Gallery and lives in New York City.

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