Jessica Bal is a Brooklyn-based documentary photographer and filmmaker working on stories that explore women’s issues and representations of gender and identity. Her work has been published by The New York Times, VICE, The Miami Herald, Narratively, The Riverdale Press and others. She spent two years working for Narratively as a photo editor, and the site was awarded "Best Website" by Pictures of the Year International during her tenure. In 2016, she received a Magnum Foundation Fellowship and was invited to participate in the New York Portfolio Review and the Eddie Adams Workshop. Jessica completed her master's degree at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in 2015 and holds a B.A. from Tufts University. Jessica Bal is a 2019 Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice in the Americas grantees. She is working with Ema O'Connor to report on the experiences of pregnant asylum seekers from El Salvador and Honduras who are deported.