Jenn Ackerman is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker based in Minneapolis. After working as an editor and writer, Jenn decided to shift her focus from the written word to the photographic moment. She studied photography at The Danish School of Journalism and in 2008 completed her master’s degree in photography at Ohio University.
Her photographs has been recognized by the Magnum Expression Award, Photojournalism Competition on Human Rights, Emerging Photographer Fund, the PGB Photo Award, the Honickman First Book Prize and others. In 2008, Ackerman was named Student Photographer of the Year by the Southern Short Course and 2009 she was published in the Communication Arts Photography Annual and named to Photolucida’s 2009 Critical Mass Top 50. Her multimedia and video have been widely recognized including an honorable mention for a Webby and a Telly and two of her short films have been screened at film festivals around the country. Her most recent project, Trapped, was named Non-Traditional Photojournalism Publishing Project of the Year and the project’s short film won an Emmy. She is continuing the project through the Inge Morath Award and is producing a feature-length film on the subject.