Jessica Bal (b. 1988) is an independent documentary photographer, filmmaker, and educator whose personal work often explores womxn’s issues and identity. She is passionate about projects that involve cross-disciplinary collaboration, deep community engagement, and reciprocal approaches to storytelling. Her work has been published in The New York Times, BuzzFeed News, VICE, The Miami Herald, and more. Jessica has received support from Magnum Foundation and International Women's Media Foundation. She also coordinates education programming at United Photo Industries/Photoville and manages the digital archive of documentary photographer Susan Meiselas. Jessica received her master's degree from CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism and holds a B.A. from Tufts University.