Jason Gardner tells stories, using the framework of Visual Anthropology. He recently published A Flower in the Mouth, a book of photography and writing about the culture, music and rituals of Carnaval in Pernambuco, Brazil. Jason has also branched out to photograph other manifestations of this festival in the Dominican Republic; Trinidad; New Orleans and Cajun country in Louisiana; and Saranac Lake and Brooklyn, New York.
Jason is a founder of Visual Anthropology Press, a book packager dedicated to helping independent authors, photographers, and organizations realize and communicate their vision to their audience. VAP recently produced Scattered Among the Nations, [Amazon] a photography book on remote Jewish communities throughout the world.
His work has appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Photo District News, New York Magazine, NPR.org, SPIN Magazine, among others. Clients include Con Edison, HBO, N-Y Historical Society, Ogilvy & Mather, Commerzbank, Putumayo Records, Direct TV, Pfizer, Human Rights Watch, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and UJA-Federation of NY.
Lincoln Center hosted an exhibition of Jason's work at the Out of Doors Festival. New Orleans Jazz Fest has hosted an exhibition and presentation of his work in 2014. The Brazilian Consulate General sponsored an exhibition of his work in Los Angeles in 2013, as well as exhibits in San Francisco in 2010 and NY in 2007.
He is a board member, NY Chapter, of The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), and co-founder of creative networking community Toasted Almonds.
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