Mexico City, Mexico
Janet Jarman is a photojournalist and documentary filmmaker working predominantly in Mexico and Central America, where she produces stories about security issues, public health, with a special focus on maternal health challenges, water resource problems and solutions, and other environmental issues.
Jarman has worked on assignment for National Geographic, The New York Times, GEO, Smithsonian Magazine, Der Spiegel, The Wall Street Journal, amongst others. She has also worked for a number of international foundations. Her photographs have received numerous international awards and have been featured at Visa Pour l’Image, Perpignan. She has also served as a judge in prestigious photojournalism competitions such as Pictures of the Year International, the FNPI Premio Gabo, POY Latam and CPOY (College Photographer of the Year).
In addition to working on editorial assignments for magazines and newspapers, Jarman has produced various long-term photo and multimedia projects. She continues to expand her project titled “Birth Wars” which includes a feature-length documentary film and a forthcoming book supported by a grant from The MacArthur Foundation.
Jarman began her career in South Florida after graduating from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She worked as a staff photographer at The Miami Herald, and later obtained a master’s degree in environmental issues at the University of London. She is represented by Redux Pictures and is a member of Women Photograph.