Jehan Jillani

Visuals Editor @ The Atlantic / Based in Brooklyn, New York

Jehan Jillani is a photo and visual editor based in Brooklyn, New York. Currently, she works at The Atlantic, where she commissions original photography and illustrations for the publication’s digital features and special... read on
Focus: Photo Editor, Visual Editor
Clients: The Atlantic The Guardian US National Geographic
About
Jehan Jillani is a photo and visual editor based in Brooklyn, New York.

Currently, she works at The Atlantic, where she commissions original photography and illustrations for the publication’s digital features and special projects. Before joining The Atlantic, she was the lead picture and visuals editor at the Guardian US.  She also worked as a photo editor at National Geographic where she contributed to the publication’s environment coverage. 

Jehan began her career as a digital photo editor at The New Yorker where she researched and commissioned images for all facets of newyorker.com. She does portfolio reviews throughout the year, and her editing work has been recognized by American Photography and Society of Publication Designers. She has served as a mentor for Everyday Projects and Women Photograph. In addition, she also helped curate Diversify Photo, a database of photographers of color who are based in the United States.

A graduate of Smith College, she hold a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Government. She was born and raised in Islamabad, Pakistan.

JURIES

Jury, The Everyday Projects Grant, 2021
Jury, Howard Chapnick Grant, 2020
Jury, Tokyo International Photography Competition, 2020
Jury, Overseas Press Awards, 2019
Jury, Women Photojournalists of Washington’s Annual Exhibition, 2019

LECTURES  

Guest Critic, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, George Washington University, Washington DC, 2021
Guest Speaker, Town Hall: Photography, Asian American Arts Alliance, New York, NY, 2020
Guest Speaker, The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY, 2019
Guest Speaker, Art & Design Department, SUNY Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY, 2019
Guest Speaker, School of Media, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, 2018
Guest Speaker, Native Creative Lab, Lagos, Nigeria, 2018

REVIEWS

Reviewer, Filter Photo Festival, Chicago, IL, 2021
Reviewer, Leica Women Summit, New York, NY, 2021
Reviewer, The New York Times Portfolio Review, New York, NY, 2021
Reviewer, Photo Vogue Festival, Milan, Italy, 2020
Reviewer, Eddie Adams Workshop, Jeffersonville, NY, 2020
Reviewer, Filter Photo Festival, Chicago, IL, 2020
Reviewer, International Center of Photography, New York, NY, 2020
Reviewer, The Annenberg Space for Photography and Photoville’s Portfolio Review, Los Angeles, CA, 2020
Reviewer, The New York Times Portfolio Review, New York, NY, 2019
Reviewer, Blink Portfolio Review, Brooklyn, NY, 2019
Reviewer, The New York Times Portfolio Review, New York, NY, 2018
Reviewer, Women Photograph Workshop, Brooklyn, NY, 2018
Reviewer, International Center of Photography, New York, NY, 2018
Reviewer, Women Photojournalists of Washington’s Portfolio Review, Washington DC, 2018
Reviewer, Women Focus, Washington DC, 2018
Reviewer, Eddie Adams Workshop, Jeffersonville, NY, 2017
Reviewer, International Center of Photography, New York, NY, 2017
Clients:
The Atlantic
The Guardian US
National Geographic
The New Yorker