Alec Jacobson

Photographer, Writer
    
Global Health
Location: South Vancouver, Vancouver
Nationality: American
Biography: Alec Jacobson is a photographer and writer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, who likes to dive deep into slow-moving stories.  Drawing on his studies in Anthropology, French and Arabic at Amherst College, he prefers to be the only... read on
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Global Health
Credits: alec jacobson
Date of Work: 06/01/11 - 05/01/13
Updated: 05/21/19
In 2012 and 2013, I produced a series of books for Danbury Hospital to document the places where they hoped to set up rotations for University of Vermont medical students.  Additionally, I spent a summer working for Imaging to World to document their revolutionary ultrasound project that used portable technology to empower rural medical practitioners in Uganda.
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Portraits of Protest

By Alec Jacobson / Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada — Thousands of Canadians have demonstrated in solidarity with US protests against the kind of police violence..
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Waiting for the Tsunami: COVID-19 in Vancouver

By Alec Jacobson / Vancouver — The uncanniness of spring weather and the growing flood of COVID-19 in Vancouver, BC.
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A Musical Offing for Early Music Vancouver

By Alec Jacobson / Vancouver, BC — When Vancouver started to shut down at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, I watched a lot of work on my..
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The End of Frenzy: Overfishing in Lake Victoria

By Alec Jacobson / Kasensero, Uganda — This project is funded by two grants from the National Geographic Society.  Update coming soon!  ..
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Peleadores: Fighting for Redemption at Mexico's Boxing Mecca

By Alec Jacobson / Mexico City — Romanza Gym is a boxing Mecca in Mexico City where Hall of Fame trainer Ignacio “Nacho”..
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Farm to Foodbank for Colorado State University

By Alec Jacobson / grand junction — At the Colorado State University Extension research farm in Orchard Mesa, Colorado, the crops used to go..
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Culture Saves Lives: Behind the Scenes of Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week

By Alec Jacobson / Vancouver — Joleen Mitton grew up in Vancouver's Downtown East Side, surrounded by poverty, addiction and other..
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Ranchlands

By Alec Jacobson / Colorado — Duke Phillips III and his family are on a mission to preserve their ranching heritage and conserve western..
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The Mountains Are Melting

By Alec Jacobson / Kilembe, Uganda — “It used to be cold and it rained a little every day and the mosquitos could not sustain,”..
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National Geographic: Fishermen fight to survive on the world's second largest lake

By Alec Jacobson / Kasensero, Uganda — Lake Victoria supports hundreds of thousands of people, but overuse caused fish populations to collapse...
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I Gathered With The Rainbows And They Gave Me Pancakes

By Alec Jacobson / Norwood, Colorado — If you want to be precise, the kitchen at the Rainbow Gathering was actually serving “shanty..
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Acorn to Cask for The Macallan

By Alec Jacobson / Jerez, Spain — I toured cask makers and sherry bodegas in Jerez, Spain, and The Macallan's home in Craigellachie,..
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National Geographic Travler: Peruvian Palate

By Alec Jacobson / Cusco, Peru — Written and shot for National Geographic Traveler Magazine April/May 2019 With support from the National..
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Chasing Spirits in Old Mexico

By Alec Jacobson / Oaxaca — Published with National Geographic, Roads & Kingdoms, Explore Parts Unknown, Slate. “They say that..
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Playboy Magazine: In The Shadow of The Mountain

By Alec Jacobson / Telluride, CO — Though mountain resort towns, like Telluride where I live, are the spectacularly beautiful sites of..
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