Jennifer Samuel

Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel is a photo editor at National Geographic where she edited many of the stories in the magazine’s 2018 series on race and diversity. She has worked on visual media and fine art projects that probe socio-political issues for over fifteen years. Prior to National Geographic, she worked with Photoville, Anastasia Photo, Hank Willis Thomas and was a co-founder and curator of the Brooklyn Photo Salon.


Before returning to documentary photography, Jennifer worked in documentary film and was an Associate Producer on several films that aired on PBS Frontline, Independent Lens, POV, and BBC, covering a wide range of topics including climate change, race and education, and Hurricane Katrina.


Jennifer studied Anthropology and Photography at New York University and was subsequently a Peace Corps volunteer on the island of Dominica. She received her Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs with a focus on Economic Development and Media.

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