Marfa, Texas, United States
Jessica Lutz is a photographer and filmmaker based in Marfa, Texas. Her work is an visual ethnography of the Big Bend region and the Big Bend borderlands. Assignments can be seen in New York Times, Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain, Mother Jones, Al Jazeera, Texas Tribune, Texas Architect and in a variety of other print vehicles and film projects. Recent articles are listed below. On her free time, you can find her rafting the Rio Grande or restoring an adobe on the Big Bend border.
The New York Times, She May Have Saved a Life. Then, She Was Arrested
The New York Times, She Stopped to Help Migrants on a Texas Highway
Reuters, Pictures: Americans and Mexicans meet at the Rio Grande
The New York Times, Lynch Mob Kills Latinos Across the West
The New York Times, El Paso’s Message for Trump: Don’t Speak for Us
The New York Times, Trump Takes Border Wall Fight to El Paso, Beto Fights Back
The New York TImes, Who Can Split-Screen Trump
Esquire, Bourdain Explains Why Trumps Wall is an Utter Failure
CNN, Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain, Off the Cuff, Perfect Day in Presidio
The New York Times, Sambal, a Pungent Reminder of Home and Hardship
The New York Times, A Festival Showcases a Lifestyle Lost by Blosing a Border
San Antonio Express, Did US Calvary Massacre Civilians on the Border?
Texas Tribune, Disappearing Rio Grande Project
Black and White Magazine, Tarahumara
Al Jazeera, An Unlikely Alliance: Ranchers and Environmentalist
Texas Monthly, A Pipeline in the Sand
Mother Jones, A Pipeline that Texans are Freaking Out Over
Texas Architect, Intersecting Interests
2017 - IWMF Fellow for the Adelante Reporting Initiative, 2017 - Merit award in Black & White Magazine , 2015 - Merit award in Black & White Magazine , 2015 - Alumni of Eddie Adams Workshop
Texas Tribune | Disappearing Rio Grande Expedition
Flash floods, near hypothermia, heavy rapids and alternatively a supreme peace accompanied me while traveling 200 miles of the Rio Grande along the Tex-Mex border with Reporter Colin McDonald as part of the Disappearing Rio Grande Project. I traveled with Colin for one month by canoe, shooting and uploading images daily on the Texas Tribune website. We used a solar recharge and satellite system to accomplish this project.