J.B. Russell is a documentary photographer, film-maker and educator whose work focuses on the human consequences of conflict, human rights, environmental and development issues. He has worked and traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. His work appears regularly in major news magazines, newspapers, on the internet, in books and in exhibitions worldwide. J.B. works frequently with humanitarian organizations such as Mines Advisory Group (MAG), Médecins Sans Frontières, Save The Children, Greenpeace, Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC), Action Contre La Faim, Le GRDR and others. J.B. also produces documentary video and multimedia projects for media, humanitarian and business clients. J.B. is a core members of the #EverydayClimateChange collective on Instagram. He also produces engaging images and portraits for the communications, marketing and branding needs of corporate clients.
Accolades include: The Public Prize at France’s Bayeux War Correspondents Competition, 1st place in the Magazine News Story category of the POYi competition, the American Photo competition and his work has been selected for the American Photography annual numerous times. He received the Saint Brieuc Photoreporter Grant and his work has been exhibited and frequently featured at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan, France, among many other festivals and venues.
As an educator, J.B. Russell teaches the university summer photography program at ISA in Paris, is an instructor at the Conflict Photography Workshop in Andalucia, Spain, conducts numerous photography workshops throughout the year and is a frequent guest speaker at university photography and art programs.