Jeff Jacobson

Jeff Jacobson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1946. After working as an ACLU lawyer in the American South, he turned to photography in 1974. He pioneered the now common technique of open flash in the 1970s. Jacobson joined Magnum Photos in 1978. He later left Magnum and joined Archive Pictures, later becoming a full partner and president. Jacobson's photographs are in the permanent collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Houston Museum of Fine Art, George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, The Center For Creative Photography, Tucson, Az., The Joy of Giving Society in New York, The Center for Photography at Woodstock. Jeff has published three books, My Fellow Americans, University of New Mexico Press, in 1991, Melting Point, Nazraeli Press, in 2006, and The Last Roll, Daylight Books, 2013, all shot on Kodachrome film. He is hard at work on the fourth, working title, The Little Guy, shot on a small point and shoot digital camera.



Photo © Patrick Zachmann/Magnum Photos


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