Pro-Arte Artist Exchange Grant Recipient, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017
PDN Curator Award, Grand Prize Winner, 2016
Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward Winner, 2016
Avant Guardian Award, Surface Magazine, 2015
Selected Scholarship Grant Recipient, The Dream is Over, Parsons, 2013


Leslie-Lohman Museum, Daybreak: New Affirmations in Queer Photography, NYC 2018

The Treads That Bind, Pro Arte Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia

Flash Forward 2016: Magenta Foundation, Division Gallery, Toronto 2016

Represent: 29 Women We Admire, Refinery29, Photoville, NYC & Washington DC 2016

A Curator Exhibition, PDN, Grand Prize Winner, Foley Gallery, NYC 2016

The Madness of Many, Milk Gallery, BFA Photography, NYC 2016

The Bushwick Collective Exhibition, NYC 2016

Photo Feast Exhibition, NYC 2014

PROOF Media for Social Justice, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 2014

Clients / Publications

Surface Magazine
Carolina Herrera
Def Jam Records
Sweet Snapchat
Harpers Bazaar China
The New York Times
GUP Magazine
PDN Edu 
Fucking Young Magazine
BLAAAH Magazine
Bullett Media
Fast Co. Design
Business Insider
Marie Claire South Africa
Penguin Random House Publishing
Profound Aesthetics Co.
The Boston Globe
Metropolis Magazine


Jess Richmond was born in Philadelphia and was raised with an innate although unnatural love of cheese wiz. She is now based in NYC and lives in and works from her studio in Brooklyn. 

After earning her degree from Parsons The New School for Design, she has worked with various clients as well as exhibiting her own fine art. 

She enjoys all things colorful and edible. 


Available for booking and collaborations 

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