Jess Obert

Photographer and Filmmaker

I am a visual journalist and filmmaker based between NYC and Haiti. I worked at the The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington, DC, and my work has been published in various publications including Al Jazeera English, Buzzfeed... read on
Location: Port au Prince, Haiti
Focus: Photographer, Photojournalist, Filmmaker, Journalist, Producer, Writer, Reporter, Video Editor, Documentary, Creative, Video, Portraiture, Culture, International News, Humanitarian, Communications, Cinematography, Human Rights, Investigation, International, Short Films
Skills: Research, Adobe Premier, Storyboarding, Mixed Media, Multimedia Production, Photojournalism, Video Editing, Cinematographer
       | www.jessobert.com
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About

Primary clients: The New Humanitarian, Al Jazeera English, Buzzfeed News
Coverage Regions: Latin America
Languages Spoken: English, Haitian Creole, French
Years of experience: 3 to 5
HEFAT certification? yes
I am a visual journalist and filmmaker based between NYC and Haiti.

I worked at the The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington, DC, and my work has been published in various publications including Al Jazeera English, Buzzfeed News, The New Humanitarian, The New York Times, Rest of World and Bloomberg. I lead workshops for Girls Voices, an organization that empowers young girls globally to develop their media storytelling skills.

I graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication where I earned my B.A. in Journalism with a related area in Gender, Religion and Sociocultural Anthropology. As a multimedia storyteller, I’m especially interested in reporting on global issues related to women, mental health, and identity.