The Everyday Projects
Mexico City, Mexico
Janet Jarman is a photojournalist and multimedia producer based in Mexico. She has previously lived in Chile, Japan and England.
Recent topics she has covered include: Water Resource Problems and Solutions, Women's access to healthcare, Fighting Mexico’s Drug War, Mexican-U.S. Immigration Issues, , Police Reform in Mexico, Open Government and Transparency and the Coffee Crisis. She recently produced Pictures of the Year Latin America (POY LATAM) 2015, hosting the event in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Jarman’s work has appeared in Geo, Der Spiegel, Stern, nationalgeographic.com, , TIME, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Financial Times, The Smithsonian Magazine, amongst other publications. She has also worked for numerous foundations, including The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Open Society Institute, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Ashoka; Innovators for the Public. Her photographs have received awards in Pictures of the Year International, Photo District News Photography Annual, Communication Arts Photography Annual, and Best of Photojournalism.
In addition to assignment work, Jarman is currently producing a number of long-term photo and multimedia projects. "Marisol and the American Dream" is a two decade long story that chronicles the plight of one Mexican immigrant family's search for a better life in the United States. "Aguas Negras" analyzes Mexico City's many water related challenges. "Chaos and Corruption" focuses on the burgeoning movements throughout Mexican society to force traditionally secretive authorities to become more transparent.
Jarman started her career in South Florida after graduating with a journalism degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989. She worked as a staff photographer at The Miami Herald, received a Rotary International Scholarship in 1995 for studies in Santiago, Chile, and obtained a master’s degree in environmental issues at the University of London in 1997.
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Members of a private Mexican family's professional security team travel behind their boss's car, poised for potential action. As a result of Mexico's persistent violence, many of the country's elites choose to take protection into their own hands, by hiring private security teams and bodyguards.
Marisol and The American Dream
Marisol daydreams at dusk while anticipating the arrival of more garbage trucks at the municipal garbage site where she and siblings search for recyclable items to support their family’s income. This is the first photo of a now nearly two decade project on cross border migration (Mexico-U.S.) that explores the life of one Mexican family’s journey from Tamaulipas, Mexico, to Florida and to Texas, where they later settled.