07/06/2013

CompanyJill Schneider Photography
PhotographerJill Schneider
Entry Description

A man admires Svinafellsjokull (AKA Pig Mountain Glacier) in Skaftafell National Park, Iceland.

About Photographer

Traveling has always been part of my life, and after completing an 8-month trip around the world at the age of 22, I was hooked. Discovering places that were completely different from anything I had ever experienced greatly impacted me, opened my eyes, and gave me a new perspective of the world and my own life. Traveling to different countries, and immersing myself in their culture, continuously pushes me past my limits, teaching me what it means to truly be out of my comfort zone. My artistic goal is to introduce you to a country, its people, and culture, documenting what stood out to me along the way, telling a story with my images. I received my Masters in Photojournalism from the Academy of Art in San Francisco in 2010. I lived in Asia for 9 months completing my thesis project ‘Dharma Path’ documenting Himalayan life and various social issues in Nepal, Northern India, Kashmir, Bhutan, and Tibet. Currently, my photography is represented by the National Geographic Image Collection and I am a freelance photographer for the San Francisco Chronicle.