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Jefferine Jean-Jacques is an award-winning freelance travel and documentary photographer with a passion for capturing the beauty of human culture through her lens. With extensive travels covering over 30 countries, Jefferine has established herself as one to watch in New England publications, online articles, and beyond. In 2018 she was recognized by The Society of Professional Journalism's Mark of Excellence Award for Region 1- solidifying her commitment to excellence in photography and creativity. When not shooting amazing photos on assignment or volunteering at nonprofit organizations; Jefferine works on personal projects that reflect both artistry and humanity alike.


  • International Color Awards – 13th Annual, honorable mention – 2020

  • Society of Professional Journalism (SPJ) – Mark of Excellence Award (Region 1 winner) - 2018

  • Multicultural Art Award, 2nd place, Neopost - 2018


  • Cultural Council for Palm Beach – “Power of Portraits”, Palm Beach, FL. – 2023

  • Virtual Exhibit - “Reframe” - Photographers Without Borders Link - 2021

  • City Lights Gallery - "Never Done", Bpt, CT. Manifestations of the Beauty, Inspiration and Constant Strength of Black Women – 2016

Online Features:

  • International Color Awards Winners Book 2020 Vol 2: Link - 2020

  • “Snapshot: Jefferine Jean-Jacques”: Link - 2014

Print Publications:

  • “Photo Finish” – News at Southern: Link - 2019

  • “Through the Lens” – Crescent Magazine: Link - 2019 

  • “FC Beat Gallery” – FC CT Beat Magazine, Vol 18 – Winter 2018


  • Photographers Without Borders – Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia

     Sunterra Community Foundation – Documenting the parent-led NGO working to support families with children with Down Syndrome.

Panel Discussions:

  • Photographers Without Borders: “Reframe: Change the Story, Change Everything” - Nov 7, 2021


  • Southern CT State University – Bachelor of Art - Degree: Interdisciplinary Studies (concentrations: Journalism + Photography)

  • The Art of Storytelling – Photographers Without Borders

  • Ethical Storytelling – Photographers Without Borders

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