Frontline Freelance Register
Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
Jake Naughton is a photographer based in Mexico City, making commissioned and personal work for clients like the TIME Magazine, Instagram, the Smithsonian Institution, VICE Magazine, Wired Magazine and Pentagram. Most of his personal work looks at queerness in the present moment. This takes the form of long-term, in-depth projects like This is How the Heart Beats, about East Africa’s LGBTQ community, Both Sides of the Veil, which showcases a strange limbo for India’s queer community, or When We Were Strangers, which deconstructs love through the prism of his own relationship with his partner.
In addition to his personal work, he is regularly commissioned by magazines and brands.
He is the recipient of the inaugural Emerging Photographer Project Grant from the Magenta Foundation, an artist fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and multiple grants from the media non-profit the Pulitzer Center. He has been a nominee for the Tim Hetherington Trust’s Visionary Award, the Joop Swart Masterclass by World Press Photo, a finalist for
the Art Director’s Club Young Guns Award and a two-time finalist for the Robert Giard Foundation Grant in photography. He was named one of Photo District News’ 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch in 2017, and his work has also been recognized by American Photography and by Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward prize.
His first monograph, When We Were Strangers, an 8-year collaboration with his partner Juan Anibal Sosa Iglesias deconstructing love through the prism of their relationship, was published in February 2019 by Red Hook Editions.
His work has been exhibited in the USA and internationally.
2019 - Foam Paul Huf Award, 2018 - Magenta Foundation, 2018 - Tim Hetherington Trust Visionary Award, 2017 - American Photography, 2017 - PDN's 30 New And Emerging Photographers to Watch, 2017 - Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, 2016 - Joop Swart Masterclass, 2016 - American Photography, 2016 - Magenta Foundation, 2016 - Artist Fellowship in Photography, 2015 - Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, 2015 - Beacon Reader, 2015 - Lens Portfolio Review, 2014 - LOOKBetween, 2013 - Lens Portfolio Review, 2012 - National Press Photographer's Association, 2012 - Pictures of the Year International, 2012 - Webbys
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